(40 ILCS 5/11-111) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-111)
    Sec. 11-111. Present employee.
    "Present employee":
    (a) Any employee of an employer on the day before the effective date;
    (b) Any person who becomes an employee of the board prior to the next January 1st after the effective date who was in service on the day prior to the effective date.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)