(720 ILCS 5/2-18)
(from Ch. 38, par. 2-18)
"Public officer" means a person who is elected to office pursuant to
statute, or who is appointed to an office which is established, and the
qualifications and duties of which are prescribed, by statute, to discharge
a public duty for the State or any of its political subdivisions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)