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Illinois Executive Branch. Executive Branch. Enforces and Administers Laws. Governor Head of the Executive Branch. $155,600.00 Annual Salary 7 th highest paid Governor in the country. Patrick Joseph Quinn 41 st Governor of Illinois

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executive branch
Executive Branch

Enforces and Administers Laws

governor head of the executive branch
GovernorHead of the Executive Branch


Annual Salary

7th highest paid


in the country

Patrick Joseph Quinn

41st Governor of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – January 29, 2009. Former Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn took the Oath of Office at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009. The Oath of Office was administered by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke in a brief ceremony in the Chamber of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Assumed Office on

January 29, 2009

4 year term of office

May serve an unlimited amount of terms

Must be 25 years old, a resident of Illinois for 3 years before election, and a U.S. citizen.

governor s mansion
Governor’s Mansion

Governor’s Mansion in Springfield –

Visual Tours at Website below:

governor s mansion history
Governor’s Mansion History

Completed in 1855

Starting in 1855, Illinois governors began occupying this red brick mansion in downtown Springfield. Joel A. Matteson and his family were to first to move in, followed by William Bissell.

The mansion originally cost $31,000 to build.

It is open for tours:



Saturday Morning

In 2008, a water leak cost $20,986 to repair.

governor s important duties

Appoints many members of the state government

Governor’s Important Duties
  • Grant pardons
  • Reorganize any Executive agency
  • Report to the General Assembly (Legislative Branch) on the condition of the state
  • Commander-in-Chief of the state militia
  • May call special sessions of the General Assembly
three types of vetoes
Three types of Vetoes

Regular Veto

The whole bill is rejected.

Amendatory Veto

The Governor gives recommendations, and the bill can be passed if they are accepted.

Item or Reduction Veto

The Governor changes the appropriation.

* Appropriation: money set aside for specific use.


Members of the Executive Branch

Dan Rutherford


Judy BaarTopinka


  • Acts as the chief investment officer
  • Administers several low interest loan programs
  • His office conducts financial education courses
  • Is a watchdog over state finances
  • Ordering payments into and out of State’s accounts.

Jesse White

Secretary of State

Lisa Madigan

Attorney General

  • Managed the largest distribution of new license plates in IL history
  • Fought for tougher DUI laws
  • Overhauled the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities
  • Lawyer for the people of IL
  • Led efforts to restore integrity to gaming
  • Trying to stop the spread of drugs