Illinois/Governor

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Employment.png Illinois/Governor 
(US/State Governor)
Illinois State Mansion - panoramio.jpg
The Illinois Governor's Mansion, in the state capital, Springfield.

Start1818
Governor of the US state of Illinois.

The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Illinois, where the city of Chicago is located. The governor is the head of the executive branch of Illinois's state government and is charged with enforcing state laws. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Illinois Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. The governor is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

Unique among the states is the notable fact that four of Illinois' seven governors between 1961 and 2009 were imprisoned for various forms of corruption while in office

 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
J. B. Pritzker14 January 2019
Rod Blagojevich13 January 200329 January 2009Impeached and convicted for fraud
James R. Thompson10 January 197714 January 1991
Adlai Stevenson10 January 194912 January 1953


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