(55 ILCS 5/3-4004)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004)
Appointment of Public Defender in counties under 1,000,000.
As soon as may be after this Division becomes applicable to a county with
a population under 1,000,000, the judges of the Circuit Court of the
circuit in which the county is located shall, by a majority
vote of the entire number of those judges, appoint to the
office of Public Defender a properly qualified person, who shall hold
office, his death or resignation not intervening, at the pleasure of the
judges competent to appoint. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the
office it shall be filled in the same manner, and the
person appointed to fill the vacancy shall have the same tenure of office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)