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The Illinois Attorney General is the highest legal officer of the state of Illinois. Originally an appointed office, it is now an office filled by election through universal suffrage. Based in Chicago and Springfield, he or she is responsible for providing legal counsel for the various state agencies including the Illinois Governor and Illinois General Assembly. He or she also conducts all legal affairs pertaining to the state.

The position of Illinois attorney general was established on December 3, 1818 based on guidelines adopted by a state constitutional convention. The first person to fulfill the duties of the office was Daniel Pope Cook who only served eleven days. He was later elected to the Congress; Cook County was named in his honor.

The current attorney general of Illinois is Lisa Madigan.

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures

The Illinois Attorney General is responsible for prosecuting campaign finance complaints on a case by case basis. Campaign finance reports can be referred to the Attorney General at any time regardless if it involves criminal or civil law from the Illinois State Board of Elections[1].

Contact information

Chicago Main Office
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3000
TTY: 1-800-964-3013

Springfield Main Office
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1090
TTY: 1-877-844-5461

See also

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References

Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.