(820 ILCS 235/2) (from Ch. 48, par. 172e)
    Sec. 2. The term "employer" as used in this Act shall mean and include an individual, a partnership, an association, a corporation, a legal representative, trustee, receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, and any common carrier by rail, motor, water, air or express company doing business in or operating within the State.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1308.)