Governor of Illinois The governor of Illinois serves as the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Illinois. The governor is popularly elected every four years and is not subject to any term limits. The governor's main duties are to enact the laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Governor must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Illinois for at least three years prior to election. Along with overseeing the executive branch of state government, the Illinois Governor also has appointment power to various public boards and state commissions and submits an annual state budget to the Illinois General Assembly for passage. Illinois Governors (like many others) also have the legal authority to grant pardons and commute sentences for convicted felons.
Lieutenant Governor State of Illinois Lieutenant Governor is the second ranking officer of the executive branch of Illinois and is the first elected official in the succession line from Illinois Governor. The Lieutenant Governor also works on initiatives that the Governor creates, and the Lieutenant Governor also serves as the chairperson for Governor's Rural Affairs Council, Rural Bond Bank of Illinois and the Illinois River Coordinating Council, in addition to heading the Illinois Main Street Program.
Attorney General State of Illinois The Attorney General of Illinois is the highest legal officer in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Attorney General's main duties can be distilled to these three areas: 1) Advocate on behalf of the people in Illinois, 2) Legislate with members of the General Assembly for new laws, and 3) Litigate to ensure that state laws are followed and respected. The Attorney General's office provides a broad range of services
: protecting consumers, ensuring open and honest government, prosecuting campaign finance complaints, and helping victims of crime. The Illinois Attorney General serves for four year terms and there are no term limits.
The Illinois Comptroller is the chief financial officer for the state government of Illinois. The comptroller is responsible for maintaining the state's central fiscal accounts and ordering payments into and out of the funds held by the Illinois Treasurer. The comptroller also serves as a resource for Illinois citizens by providing financial workshops, assisting in tracking state tax refund/payment, meeting with advisory boards throughout the state, and assisting local governments in fulfilling their fiscal responsibilities to taxpayers.
Illinois Secretary of State The Illinois Secretary of the State's traditional duties have been as the keeper of the official state records, laws and Great Seal of the state of Illinois. As the population and duties of government have expanded, so has the Illinois Secretary of State's role. Today the Illinois Secretary of State oversees 20 departments that contain over 4,000 employees and their duties range from issuing driver's licenses and registering vehicles, as well as tracking corporations and other business entities created or headquartered in Illinois.
Treasurer State of Illinois The Illinois Treasurer is the chief financial officer for the government of Illinois. The main duties of the treasurer's office are to invest state funds and disburse them when directed. The state office actively manages approximately $25 billion in funds, and the treasurer's office can also assist citizens in finding unclaimed funds that are owed to citizens.