(55 ILCS 5/3-4001)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-4001)
Public defender in counties over 35,000.
county of this State containing 35,000 or more inhabitants
there is created the office of Public Defender and the person to be
appointed to such office shall be known as the Public Defender. No person
shall be eligible to or hold such office unless he is duly licensed as an
attorney and counsellor-at-law in this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)