(720 ILCS 5/2-18) (from Ch. 38, par. 2-18)
    Sec. 2-18. "Public officer".
    "Public officer" means a person who is elected to office pursuant to statute, or who is appointed to an office which is established, and the qualifications and duties of which are prescribed, by statute, to discharge a public duty for the State or any of its political subdivisions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)