The Attorney General of Illinois
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
, he or she is responsible for providing legal counsel for the various state agencies including the Governor of Illinois
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.
Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Office of State Attorney General:
- Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures
The Attorney General of Illinois 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. 
- See also: Illinois Attorney General election, 2010
- 2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
- 2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary
Office of Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-3000
Toll Free Phone: (800) 964-3013