Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
|Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|
|4 years, no term limits|
The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois is the second highest executive of the
The lieutenant governor of Illinois handles a variety of responsibilities which have been delegated to the office via statute. These duties include serving as Chairman of the Governor's Rural Affairs Council, Chairman of Rural Bond Bank of Illinois, head of the Illinois
In addition to these duties, the lieutenant governor can take on other duties as assigned by the governor or initiate duties of his or her own. An example of this is work by former Lt. Gov.
Prior to the adoption of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, the lieutenant governor also served as the
Under the Illinois state Constitution Article V section 7. "If the Lieutenant Governor fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, it shall remain vacant until the end of the term." Illinois thus had no Lieutenant Governor during the two-year interim between
Like the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor has suites of offices in both Springfield and Chicago.