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<p align="justify">''As the 25th most extensive and the 5th most populous of the 50 United States, the state of Illinois has been home to three U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and, most recently, Barack Obama.  Nicknamed the “Land of Lincoln,” Illinois has a broad economic base and serves as a major transportation hub. While the most populous city in Illinois is Chicago, its capital is Springfield. While the organization of the central government of Illinois is largely the same as every other state (having three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial), below this top level, the substructure of Illinois' government is extremely complex, arguably the most complex of all fifty states. Illinois has more units of local government than any other state—over 8,000 in all. Currently, Illinois has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seventeen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives and 59 members of the Illinois State Senate. As of September 2013, Illinois is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Illinois elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Illinois.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Illinois|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Illinois|Redistricting]]  •  [[Illinois vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Illinois,'' '''''[[Voting in Illinois|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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[[Illinois Chairman of Commerce Commission|Chairman of Commerce Commission]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Illinois State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Illinois Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Illinois Constitution|Constitution]] •
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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'''Illinois Counties'''<br>
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[[Adams County, Illinois ballot measures|Adams]] • [[Alexander County, Illinois ballot measures|Alexander]] • [[Bond County, Illinois ballot measures|Bond]] • [[Boone County, Illinois ballot measures|Boone]] • [[Brown County, Illinois ballot measures|Brown]] • [[Bureau County, Illinois ballot measures|Bureau]] • [[Calhoun County, Illinois ballot measures|Calhoun]] • [[Carroll County, Illinois ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Cass County, Illinois ballot measures|Cass]] • [[Champaign County, Illinois ballot measures|Champaign]] • [[Christian County, Illinois ballot measures|Christian]] • [[Clark County, Illinois ballot measures|Clark]] • [[Clay County, Illinois ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Clinton County, Illinois ballot measures|Clinton]] • [[Coles County, Illinois ballot measures|Coles]] • [[Cook County, Illinois ballot measures|Cook]] • [[Crawford County, Illinois ballot measures|Crawford]] • [[Cumberland County, Illinois ballot measures|Cumberland]] • [[DeKalb County, Illinois ballot measures|DeKalb]] • [[DeWitt County, Illinois ballot measures|DeWitt]] • [[Douglas County, Illinois ballot measures|Douglas]] • [[DuPage County, Illinois ballot measures|DuPage]] • [[Edgar County, Illinois ballot measures|Edgar]] • [[Edwards County, Illinois ballot measures|Edwards]] • [[Effingham County, Illinois ballot measures|Effingham]] • [[Fayette County, Illinois ballot measures|Fayette]] • [[Ford County, Illinois ballot measures|Ford]] • [[Franklin County, Illinois ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Fulton County, Illinois ballot measures|Fulton]] • [[Gallatin County, Illinois ballot measures|Gallatin]] • [[Greene County, Illinois ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Grundy County, Illinois ballot measures|Grundy]] • [[Hamilton County, Illinois ballot measures|Hamilton]] • [[Hancock County, Illinois ballot measures|Hancock]] • [[Hardin County, Illinois ballot measures|Hardin]] • [[Henderson County, Illinois ballot measures|Henderson]] • [[Henry County, Illinois ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Iroquois County, Illinois ballot measures|Iroquois]] • [[Jackson County, Illinois ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jasper County, Illinois ballot measures|Jasper]] • [[Jefferson County, Illinois ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Jersey County, Illinois ballot measures|Jersey]] • [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois ballot measures|Jo Daviess]] • [[Johnson County, Illinois ballot measures|Johnson]] • [[Kane County, Illinois ballot measures|Kane]] • [[Kankakee County, Illinois ballot measures|Kankakee]] • [[Kendall County, Illinois ballot measures|Kendall]] • [[Knox County, Illinois ballot measures|Knox]] • [[LaSalle County, Illinois ballot measures|LaSalle]] • [[Lake County, Illinois ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lawrence County, Illinois ballot measures|Lawrence]] • [[Lee County, Illinois ballot measures|Lee]] • [[Livingston County, Illinois ballot measures|Livingston]] • [[Logan County, Illinois ballot measures|Logan]] • [[Macon County, Illinois ballot measures|Macon]] • [[Macoupin County, Illinois ballot measures|Macoupin]] • [[Madison County, Illinois ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Marion County, Illinois ballot measures|Marion]] • [[Marshall County, Illinois ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Mason County, Illinois ballot measures|Mason]] • [[Massac County, Illinois ballot measures|Massac]] • [[McDonough County, Illinois ballot measures|McDonough]] • [[McHenry County, Illinois ballot measures|McHenry]] • [[McLean County, Illinois ballot measures|McLean]] • [[Menard County, Illinois ballot measures|Menard]] • [[Mercer County, Illinois ballot measures|Mercer]] • [[Monroe County, Illinois ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montgomery County, Illinois ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Morgan County, Illinois ballot measures|Morgan]] • [[Moultrie County, Illinois ballot measures|Moultrie]] • [[Ogle County, Illinois ballot measures|Ogle]] • [[Peoria County, Illinois ballot measures|Peoria]] • [[Perry County, Illinois ballot measures|Perry]] • [[Piatt County, Illinois ballot measures|Piatt]] • [[Pike County, Illinois ballot measures|Pike]] • [[Pope County, Illinois ballot measures|Pope]] • [[Pulaski County, Illinois ballot measures|Pulaski]] • [[Putnam County, Illinois ballot measures|Putnam]] • [[Randolph County, Illinois ballot measures|Randolph]] • [[Richland County, Illinois ballot measures|Richland]] • [[Rock Island County, Illinois ballot measures|Rock Island]] • [[Saline County, Illinois ballot measures|Saline]] • [[Sangamon County, Illinois ballot measures|Sangamon]] • [[Schuyler County, Illinois ballot measures|Schuyler]] • [[Scott County, Illinois ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Shelby County, Illinois ballot measures|Shelby]] • [[St. Clair County, Illinois ballot measures|St. Clair]] • [[Stark County, Illinois ballot measures|Stark]] • [[Stephenson County, Illinois ballot measures|Stephenson]] • [[Tazewell County, Illinois ballot measures|Tazewell]] • [[Union County, Illinois ballot measures|Union]] • [[Vermilion County, Illinois ballot measures|Vermilion]] • [[Wabash County, Illinois ballot measures|Wabash]] • [[Warren County, Illinois ballot measures|Warren]] • [[Washington County, Illinois ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wayne County, Illinois ballot measures|Wayne]] • [[White County, Illinois ballot measures|White]] • [[Whiteside County, Illinois ballot measures|Whiteside]] • [[Will County, Illinois ballot measures|Will]] • [[Williamson County, Illinois ballot measures|Williamson]] • [[Winnebago County, Illinois ballot measures|Winnebago]] • [[Woodford County, Illinois ballot measures|Woodford]]
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<center>[[Illinois state budget|State budget]] • [[Illinois public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Illinois Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Illinois Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Illinois]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Illinois|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|2012 U.S. House elections]], [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|2013 2nd district special election]])
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* [[Illinois State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Illinois ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Illinois_2014_ballot_measures|2014]])
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[[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[Illinois Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
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[[Illinois Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] [[Illinois Auditor General|Auditor General]]<br>
* [[Illinois school bond elections|School district bond issues]]
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[[Illinois Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] [[Illinois Director of Agriculture|Director of Agriculture]]<br> 
* [[Illinois State Board of Elections|State Board of Elections]]
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[[Illinois Director of Insurance|Director of Insurance]] [[Illinois Director of Labor|Director of Labor]] [[Illinois Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]] [[Illinois Chairman of Commerce Commission|Chairman of Commerce Commission]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Illinois|Results for Illinois, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Illinois|Illinois Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Illinois]]
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* [[Illinois signature requirements]]
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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Welcome to Illinois on Ballotpedia!


As the 25th most extensive and the 5th most populous of the 50 United States, the state of Illinois has been home to three U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and, most recently, Barack Obama. Nicknamed the “Land of Lincoln,” Illinois has a broad economic base and serves as a major transportation hub. While the most populous city in Illinois is Chicago, its capital is Springfield. While the organization of the central government of Illinois is largely the same as every other state (having three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial), below this top level, the substructure of Illinois' government is extremely complex, arguably the most complex of all fifty states. Illinois has more units of local government than any other state—over 8,000 in all. Currently, Illinois has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seventeen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives and 59 members of the Illinois State Senate. As of September 2013, Illinois is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Dick Durbin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Illinois 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkPaul M. Simon (D)
Mark Kirk
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Illinois 2011January 3, 2017November 2016LinkRoland W. Burris (D)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Aaron Schock
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Republican PartyDistrict 18 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRay LaHood (R)
Adam Kinzinger
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDebbie Halvorson (D)
Bill Foster
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAdam Kinzinger (R)
Bobby L. Rush
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCharles Hayes (D)
Brad Schneider
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Democratic PartyDistrict 10 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRobert J. Dold (R)
Cheri Bustos
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBobby Schilling (R)
Daniel Lipinski
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkWilliam O. Lipinski (D)
Danny K. Davis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCardiss Collins (D)
Jan Schakowsky
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 1999January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSidney Yates (D)
John Shimkus
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDavid D. Phelps (D)
Luis V. Gutierrez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkGeorge E. Sangmeister (D)
Mike Quigley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRahm Emanuel (D)
Peter J. Roskam
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkHenry J. Hyde (R)
Randy Hultgren
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Republican PartyDistrict 14 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBill Foster (D)
Robin Kelly
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
Rodney Davis
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Republican PartyDistrict 13 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTimothy V. Johnson (R)
Tammy Duckworth
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoe Walsh (R)
William Enyart
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJerry Costello (D)


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Admitted to U.S.:   1818
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