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[[Illinois]] has a provision in the state constitution allowing for the recall of the [[Governor of Illinois|governor]]. This provision passed a statewide referendum in the 2010 elections following the convictions of the previous two governors, [[Rod Blagojevich]] and [[George Ryan]].<ref name=WLS/> The [[Illinois Constitution]] does not specifically address recall of local officials, but at least one locality has provisions allowing recall.<ref name=Const/>
  
 
==Statewide==
 
==Statewide==
  
On [[Illinois 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]], Illinois voters approved the [[Illinois Governor Recall Amendment (2010)|Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment]] to the [[Illinois Constitution]].<ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7763549 ''WLS'', "Voters approve governor recall measure," November 3, 2010]</ref>
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On [[Illinois 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]], Illinois voters approved the [[Illinois Governor Recall Amendment (2010)|Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment]] to the [[Illinois Constitution]].<ref name=WLS>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7763549 ''WLS'', "Voters approve governor recall measure," November 3, 2010]</ref>
  
The new amendment allows voters to [[recall]] the [[Governor of Illinois]].  It requires that at least 20 [[Illinois House of Representatives|state representatives]] and 10 [[Illinois State Senate|state senators]], equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a [[petition]] can begin to be circulated.<ref>[http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2009/05/31/proposed_amendment_for_recalling_governors_advances ''The News-Gazette'',"Proposed amendment for recalling governors advances," May 31, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2010/06/04/r_eawe5l3rnm1_3qfpweija/index.xml ''Northwest Herald'',"Recall will be on Nov. ballot," June 7, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conent.htm ''Illinois General Assembly'', "Constitution of the State of Illinois," accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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The new amendment allows voters to [[recall]] the [[Governor of Illinois]].  It requires that at least 20 [[Illinois House of Representatives|state representatives]] and 10 [[Illinois State Senate|state senators]], equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a [[petition]] can begin to be circulated.<ref>[http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2009/05/31/proposed_amendment_for_recalling_governors_advances ''The News-Gazette'',"Proposed amendment for recalling governors advances," May 31, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2010/06/04/r_eawe5l3rnm1_3qfpweija/index.xml ''Northwest Herald'',"Recall will be on Nov. ballot," June 7, 2010]</ref><ref name=Const>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conent.htm ''Illinois General Assembly'', "Constitution of the State of Illinois," accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Local==
 
==Local==
  
Recall of local elected officials in [[Illinois]] is available in at least one jurisdiction: [[Lisa Stone recall, Buffalo Grove, Illinois (2010)|Buffalo Grove]], where [[Lisa Stone recall, Buffalo Grove, Illinois (2010)|Lisa Stone]] was recalled from her position as a member of the City Council on [[November 2, 2010 ballot measures in Illinois|November 2, 2010]].<ref name=results>[http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/the-verdict-is-in-and-stone-is-out ''Buffalo Grove Patch'', "he Verdict's In — Stone is Out", November 3, 2010]</ref>,<ref name="Trustees">[http://www.pioneerlocal.com/buffalogrove/news/1783330,bg-recallord-092109-s1.article ''BuffaloGrove-Countryside'',"Buffalo Grove trustees praise recall proposal," September 21, 2009]</ref>  The Stone recall is believed to be the first local recall in the history of Illinois.<ref name=first>[http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101027/news/710289979/ ''Daily Herald'', "Buffalo Grove recall vote to make history", October 31, 2010]</ref>  It came about after city election laws were changed in 2010 in order to allow for a local recall election.<ref name="Violates">[http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/godless-in-chicago/2009/09/buffalo-grove-recall-ordinance-on-life-support.html ''Chicago Now'',"Buffalo Grove Recall Ordinance violates US Constitution, IL Constitution, IL Election Code," September 29, 2009]</ref><ref name=water>[http://saxo.dailyherald.com/article/20100810/News/308109916/ ''Daily Herald'', "Buffalo Grove puts Stone vote to public", August 10, 2010]</ref>
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Recall of local elected officials in [[Illinois]] is available in at least one jurisdiction: [[Lisa Stone recall, Buffalo Grove, Illinois (2010)|Buffalo Grove]], where [[Lisa Stone recall, Buffalo Grove, Illinois (2010)|Lisa Stone]] was recalled from her position as a member of the City Council on [[November 2, 2010 ballot measures in Illinois|November 2, 2010]].<ref name=results>[http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/the-verdict-is-in-and-stone-is-out ''Buffalo Grove Patch'', "he Verdict's In — Stone is Out", November 3, 2010]</ref><ref name="Trustees">[http://www.pioneerlocal.com/buffalogrove/news/1783330,bg-recallord-092109-s1.article ''BuffaloGrove-Countryside'',"Buffalo Grove trustees praise recall proposal," September 21, 2009]</ref>  The Stone recall is believed to be the first local recall in the history of Illinois.<ref name=first>[http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20101027/news/710289979/ ''Daily Herald'', "Buffalo Grove recall vote to make history", October 31, 2010]</ref>  It came about after city election laws were changed in 2010 in order to allow for a local recall election.<ref name="Violates">[http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/godless-in-chicago/2009/09/buffalo-grove-recall-ordinance-on-life-support.html ''Chicago Now'',"Buffalo Grove Recall Ordinance violates US Constitution, IL Constitution, IL Election Code," September 29, 2009]</ref><ref name=water>[http://saxo.dailyherald.com/article/20100810/News/308109916/ ''Daily Herald'', "Buffalo Grove puts Stone vote to public", August 10, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
* [[Laws governing recall]]
 
* [[Laws governing recall]]
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* [[Illinois Constitution]]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 21:13, 26 June 2013

Illinois has a provision in the state constitution allowing for the recall of the governor. This provision passed a statewide referendum in the 2010 elections following the convictions of the previous two governors, Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan.[1] The Illinois Constitution does not specifically address recall of local officials, but at least one locality has provisions allowing recall.[2]

Statewide

On November 2, 2010, Illinois voters approved the Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment to the Illinois Constitution.[1]

The new amendment allows voters to recall the Governor of Illinois. It requires that at least 20 state representatives and 10 state senators, equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a petition can begin to be circulated.[3][4][2]

Local

Recall of local elected officials in Illinois is available in at least one jurisdiction: Buffalo Grove, where Lisa Stone was recalled from her position as a member of the City Council on November 2, 2010.[5][6] The Stone recall is believed to be the first local recall in the history of Illinois.[7] It came about after city election laws were changed in 2010 in order to allow for a local recall election.[8][9]

See also

References