of the Illinois Constitution
is entitled The Powers of the State
. Article II declares some principles regarding the powers of the state government and of its parts in relation to one another. These fundamental principles had long been established in American and Illinois constitutional law but are stated in the Illinois Constitution for the sake of completeness.
|| Text of Section 1:
Separation of Powers
The legislative, executive and judicial branches are separate. No branch shall
exercise powers properly belonging to another.
|| Text of Section 2:
Powers of Government
The enumeration in this Constitution of specified powers
and functions shall not be construed as a limitation of
powers of state government.