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755 ILCS 5/13-1

    (755 ILCS 5/13-1) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 13-1)
    Sec. 13-1. Appointment and term of public administrator and public guardian.) Except as provided in Section 13-1.1, before the first Monday of December, 1977 and every 4 years thereafter, and as often as vacancies occur, the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint in each county a suitable person to serve as public administrator and a suitable person to serve as public guardian of the county. The Governor may designate, without the advice and consent of the Senate, the Office of State Guardian as an interim public guardian to fill a vacancy in one or more counties having a population of 500,000 or less if the designation:
        (1) is specifically designated as an interim
    
appointment for a term of the lesser of one year or until the Governor appoints, with the advice and consent of the Senate, a county public guardian to fill the vacancy;
        (2) requires the Office of State Guardian to affirm
    
its availability to act in the county; and
        (3) expires in a pending case of a person with a
    
disability in the county at such a time as the court appoints a qualified successor guardian of the estate and person for the person with a disability.
    When appointed as an interim public guardian, the State Guardian will perform the powers and duties assigned under the Guardianship and Advocacy Act.
    The Governor may appoint the same person to serve as public guardian and public administrator in one or more counties. In considering the number of counties of service for any prospective public guardian or public administrator the Governor may consider the population of the county and the ability of the prospective public guardian or public administrator to travel to multiple counties and manage estates in multiple counties. Each person so appointed holds his office for 4 years from the first Monday of December, 1977 and every 4 years thereafter or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 100-483, eff. 9-8-18.)