(55 ILCS 5/3-4007)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-4007)
(a) The public defender
shall be paid out of the county treasury, and, subject to appropriation, shall be paid by the Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund or the General Revenue Fund as provided
in subsection (b), as the
sole compensation for his or her services a salary in an
fixed by the County Board. When a Public Defender in a county of 30,000 or
is receiving not less than 90% of the compensation of the State's Attorney
of such county, that Public Defender shall not engage in the private
practice of law.
(b) The State must pay 66 2/3% of the public defender's annual
salary. If the public defender is employed full-time in that capacity, his or
her salary must be at least 90% of that county's State's attorney's annual
compensation. Subject to appropriation, these amounts furnished by the State shall be payable monthly
the Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund or the General Revenue Fund to the county in which each Public Defender is employed.
(c) In cases where 2 or more adjoining counties have joined
to form a common office of Public Defender, the salary of the Public
Defender shall be set and paid as provided by a joint resolution of the
various county boards involved.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)