(5 ILCS 170/1) (from Ch. 116, par. 35)
    Sec. 1. The term "public officer" means any officer of the Executive Department of the State government, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, all officers created by "The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois", approved March 7, 1917, as amended, and all other officers, boards, commissions and agencies of the State government.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1057.)