(225 ILCS 740/2.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6909)
    Sec. 2.07. "Owner", when referring to trees or forest products grown or growing on public lands under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the State or any unit of local government or school district within the State, means the person empowered by law, or by action of the corporate authorities of the governmental entity pursuant to law, to sell or dispose of trees and forest products from the governmental lands.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)