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Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:12,439,042 (4.41% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:21(3.90% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:19(4.37% of 435)
2010 Census:12,864,380 (4.15% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:20(3.72% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:18(4.14% of 435)
Capital:Springfield
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Illinois
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 3 February 1809. 2 Stat. 514: effective 1 March 1809; previously, part of Indiana Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 3 December 1818 by a Joint Resolution of Congress (3 Stat. 536)
  The 21st state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Lakes
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 18 April 1818 [3 Stat. 428: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1818-1848) [Adopted: 26 August 1818 Convention convened, 1 August 1818, Ratified: 26 August 1818 not submitted to the People; effective upon Admission, 3 December 1818]
2nd (1848-1870) [Adopted: 31 August 1847 Convention convened, 7 June 1847, Ratified: 5 March 1848 ratified by vote of 59,887 to 15,859; effective, 1 April 1848]
3rd (1870-1971) [Adopted: 13 May 1870 Convention convened, 13 December 1869, Ratified: 2 July 1870 ratified by vote of 134,227 to 35,443; effective, 8 August 1870]
4th (1971-) [Adopted: 3 September 1970 Convention convened, 8 December 1969, Ratified: 15 December 1970 effective, 1 July 1971]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2018 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None
  Lieutenant Governor (2014--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None. Elected on a ticket with the Governor
  Lieutenant Governor (--2011): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2010. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor (effective 2011: jointly nominated at the primary election)
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022
  Comptroller: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Appellate Court [IN: district FOR: State]
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Limited, Executive and Legislative: Board of Supervisors]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   township [Type: Broad, Executive: Supervisor, Legislative: TOWN[SHIP] MEETING]
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   precinct [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    Illinois Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Illinois Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November in even-numbered years.
(IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a)... in conformity with IL Constitution Article III, Section 6)
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2007) same as date of State Primary [3d Tuesday in March in even-numbered years. (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) )] in Presidential Election years.
(IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/7-5(a) )
  (2007-2010) same as date of State Primary [first Tuesday in February in even-numbered years. (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) )] in Presidential Election years.
(IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/7-5(a) )
  (2010--) same as date of State Primary [3d Tuesday in March in even-numbered years. (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) )] in Presidential Election years. (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/7-5(a) ) [17 March 2010: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed SB 355, which moves the primary from the first Tuesday in February to the third Tuesday in March.]
State Primary   All States
  (--2007) 3d Tuesday in March in even-numbered years.
(IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) )
  (2007-2010) In even-numbered years ... an election to be known as the general primary election shall be held on the first Tuesday in February (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) )
  (2010--) In even-numbered years ... an election to be known as the general primary election shall be held on the third Tuesday in March (IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/2A-1.1(a) ) [17 March 2010: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed SB 355, which moves the primary from the first Tuesday in February to the third Tuesday in March.]
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 6 AM local time
Polls close: 7 PM local time
(IL Compiled Statutes 10-5/17-1)


Links  Links to other web sites
 
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Election Authority
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Legislature    All States
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Democratic
  Democratic Party of Illinois
Republican
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Third Party
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  Illinois Green Party
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  The Unity Party of Illinois
  U.S. Marijuana Party of Illinois
Media & others
  Belleville News-Democrat
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  Daily Times - Pekin
  Du Quoin Evening Call
  Edwardsville Intelligencer
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  Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
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  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Mattoon
  NewsLink.org - Illinois
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  Rockford Register Star
  Sauk Valley - Dixon - Sterling - Rock Flats
  St. Louis Post-Dispatch (STLtoday.com)
  Star Courier - Kewanee
  Star Publications - Tinley Park
  Suburban Chicago Newspapers
  The Capitol Fax Blog
  The Daily Journal - Kankakee
  The Daily Ledger - Canton
  The Daily Register - Harrisburg
  The Journal - Chicago's Northwest Suburbs
  The News-Gazette - Champaign - Urbana
  The Pantagraph - Bloomington-Normal
  The Quincy Herald-Whig
  The Register-Mail - Galesburg
  The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale
  The State Journal-Register - Springfield
  The Telegraph - Alton
  The Zephyr - Galesburg
  WBBM TV - CBS - Chicago
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  WEEK TV - NBC - East Peoria
  WLS TV - ABC - Chicago
  WMAQ TV - NBC - Chicago
 
 


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