When did Illinois become a state?
First state capital
Second state capital
How many constitutions has Illinois had?
Year the present constitution was adopted?
How many amendments have been added?
Bill of Rights
Article I of the constitution
Number of articles in Article I
Powers of the State
What is article II?
Separation of Powers
Section 1 of Article II
Powers of Government
Section 2 of Article II
Suffrage and Elections
What is article III?
18, Permanent Resident for 30+ Days, U.S. Citizen
Three requirements to vote
Being a _________ ____________ disqualifies you from voting.
Every Even Number Year
How often does the general election take place?
What is article IV?
Name of the Legislative body?
Main duty of the legislative body?
Senate and House of Representatives
Two houses of the general assembly?
Name of the districts that state senators are elected from?
Number of legislative districts?
How many state senators from each district?
2 or 4 Years
Term for a senator?
Name of the districts representatives are elected from?
What are districts based on?
Number of representative districts in Illinois?
Number of reps from each district?
Term for reps?
21, Citizen of District for 2 Years Prior to Election, U.S. Citizen
Qualifications to be part of the general assembly?
Compact, Contiguous, Equal in Population
Three characteristics of a district?
How are senators and reps elected?
How long is a term of the general assembly?
How often must the general assembly meet per term?
Who can call a special session of the General Assembly?
Presiding officer of the senate?
Chosen by Senators
How is the Senate President chosen?
Speaker of the House
Presiding officer of the House?
How is the Speaker chosen?
Where must all bills originate before they become law?
What vote is needed in a house before it is sent to the other one?
How long does the general assembly have to present the bill to the governor after passing a bill?
It Becomes Law
What happens to a bill when it is signed by the Governor?
Goes Back to the General Assembly
What happens to a bill if it is vetoed by the Governor?
Vetoing a Section of a Bill
What kind of bill is an item veto used on?
Returning a bill in amended form
Vote needed by the general assembly to override a veto?
How long does the general assembly have to override a bill vetoed by the governor?
Protects legislatures from liability in a civil lawsuit for duties performed with office jurisdiction.
House Impeaches, Senate Convicts
Two steps/houses of the impeachment process?
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Who presides over impeachment trial of a Governor?
2/3 Vote by Senate
What vote by whom is needed to convict an impeachment?
Official duty of exec branch?
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller/Treasurer
Six officers of the exec branch?
How are exec officers elected?
Governor/Lieutenant Governor on the same ticket?
Term for exec officers?
US Citizen, 25 Years Old, Resident of State for 3 years prior
Qualifications to be exec officer?
How are vacancies filled in the exec branch?
What position is not filled in the exec branch if it becomes vacant?
Supreme Executive Power
Ability to execute powers of the exec branch.
Ability to appoint non-elected officials
removing non-elected officials.
ability to remove sentences in state crimes.
Bills the Governor wants introduced/passed
Governor's top advisor.
Legal officer of the state
Secretary of State
keeper of the great seal of Illinois and responsible for DMVs.
Top fiscal officer, pays bills
Main duty of the judicial branch
Supreme, Appellate, Circuit
3 Levels of Courts in Illinois
sections of the state broken up to decide circuit courts
Each circuit must have how many counties?
Compact, Contiguous, Equal in Population
3 qualifications each circuit must have
1 Circuit Court
How many/what type of courts must each Judicial circuit have?
Number of judicial circuits in Illinois?
What type of jurisdiction do circuit courts have?
How are circuit judges chosen to their position?
Term for circuit judges
US citizen, Licensed Attorney of the State, Resident of the Unit
Qualifications to be a circuit judge
Judges that help out circuit judges
Term for associate judges
Sections of a state divided to elect appellate/supreme court judges
How many judicial districts are in the state of Illinois?
Minimum number of appellate judges that each appellate division must have?
What type of jurisdiction do the appellate courts have?
How many judges are needed in the appellate court to decide a case?
What is used to establish judicial circuits and districts?
Term for an appellate court judge?
Number of judges on the Illinois supreme court?
How are supreme court judges chosen?
3 from the first, 1 from the rest
How many judges are selected from each judicial district?
Number of supreme court judges needed to make a quorum?
Term for a supreme court judge
Head of the supreme court?
Selected by Supreme Court Judges
How is the Chief Justice elected?
Term for the Chief Justice?
Original and Appellate
Type of jurisdiction supreme court has?
Counties, Municipalities, Townships, Special Districts, and Other Designated Units
5 units of local government
Cities, Villages, Incorporated Towns
Units of local government that have limited governmental powers.
How many counties does Illinois have?
County Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff
3 officers each county must elect
Term of county officers
How are county officers elected?
Parts of Counties
Who is responsible for the establishment of townships?
Who has the power to tax in Illinois?
Who is the head of the state militia?
All able-bodied persons in the state except those exempted by law
Who is eligible for the state militia?
A Healthful Environment
What are all Illinois citizens guaranteed?