Illinois Constitution Study Guide

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Name the Capitols of Illinois.
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Who are the U.S Senators from Illinois?Dick Durbin & Mark KirkWhat does the Legislative Branch do?Makes lawsWhat is the name of the main body in the Legislative Branch?General AssemblyWhat two houses does the General Assembly contain?(1)Illinois House of Representatives(2) Illinois SenateWhat are thh qualifications for a member of the legislature?A. 21 years old or older. B. U.S. Citizen C. Live in district that you represent for two years before election.How many members are in the Illinois House of Representatives?118 membersHow many members are in the Illinois Senate?59 membersHow many Legislative Districts are in Illinois?59 Legislative DistrictsHow many Judicial Districts are in Illinois?5 Judicial DistrictsHow many Senators are there from each Legislative District?1How many Representatives from each Legislative District?2What is the length of an Illinois Senator's term?4What is the length of a term of a member of the Illinois House?2Who are the officers of the Illinois House and Senate?Senate: President of Illinois Senate House of Reps: Illinois Speaker of the House.Explain how laws are made in Illinois, be sure to include the role of the Governor.1. Bills must be read on three different days before passage. 2. Bills are confined to one subject. 3. Bills must be passed in both houses and sent to the Governor within 30 days. 4. The Governor can either accept, veto or ammend the billHow soon must a bill passed in both Houses be sent to the Governor?30 daysWhat can the General Assembly do after a veto?The legislature may override the veto with a 3/5 vote.What are the voting requirements in Illinois?A. 18 Years old or older. B. U.S. Citizen C. Must live in district for 30 days.What is a primary election?An election to choose party candidatesWhich house of the General Assembly has the sole power to start impeachment proceedings?Illinois House of RepresentativesWhat is the main duty of the Executive Branch?Enforces lawsWho are the officers of the Executive Branch?Governor: Pat Quinn Lt. Governor: Sheila Simon Secretary of State: Jessie White Attorney General: Lisa Madigan Comptroller: Judy Baar Topenka Treasurer: Dan RutherfordWhat are the duties of the Governor?1. Reorganize executive agencies 2. Commander and Chief of the State Militia 3. Appoints members of State Government 4. Grants pardonsWhat are the qualifications for Governor?A. 25 years old or older B. U.S. Citizen C. Live in Illinois for 3 years before electionWhat does the Judicial Branch do?Interprets the laws.What are the duties of the Illinois Supreme Court?A. Hear cases for the first time ( Original Jurisdiction) B. Hear cases on appeal from lower courts (Appelate Jurisdiction)How many judges are there on the Illinois Supreme Court?Seven with a ten year termWhat are the duties of the Appellate Court?Hear cases on appeal from lower courtsWhat are the duties of the Circuit Court?The Chief trial courtsWhat are qualifications for judges in Illinois?A. 30 years or older B. U.S. Citizen C. Live in the district and be a liscensed attorneyWhat is the term of a Circuit Court Judge?6 yearsWhat is the term of an Appellate Court Judge?10 yearsWho is the chief executive of a city?The MayorWhat is home rule?The power given to a city or town so they can pass laws for that city or town.What is the name of the legislative body in Chicago?The City CounselWhat are the City of Chicago Legislators called?Counselmen or aldermenHow many Chicago Legislators are there?50What is a legislative district in Chicago called?WardHow many wards are there?50What are the duties of the General Assembly?1. Passes Laws 2. Submits Constitutional ammendments to the people 3. Conducts investigationsWhat are teh three levels of the Illinois Court System? Ranked from highest to lowest1. Supreme Court 2. Appellet Court 3. Circuit CourtDescribe the Impeachment process.1. Starts in the house of representatives. 2. Ends in a trial in the Senate 3. If convicted teh person is removed from office. If acquited teh person stays in office.