The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the officer has jurisdiction, as prescribed in the state constitution. It is a directly elected position, votes being cast by popular suffrage of residents of the state. The governor is responsible for enacting laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly. This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ...
The term of office of Governor of Illinois is four years, and there is no limit on the number of terms a governor may serve. Inauguration takes place on the second Monday in January following a gubernatorial election. A single term ends four years later. A Governor is required to be:
at least twenty-five years old,
a United States citizen,
a resident of Illinois for three years prior to election.
The Governor of Illinois resides in the Illinois Executive Mansion at 410 East Jackson in Springfield. Its first occupant was Governor Joel Aldrich Matteson. He took residence at the mansion in 1855. It is one of three oldest governor's residences in continuous use in the United States. The Illinois Executive Mansion is the official residence of the governor of Illinois. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... Joel Aldrich Matteson (August 2, 1808 â January 31, 1873) was governor of Illinois, serving from 1853 to 1857. ...
The governor is also given the use of an official residence on the state fair grounds in the central part of the state. Governors have traditionally used this residence part of the year. // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. ...
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The Illinois Executive Mansion is one of the oldest historic residence in the state and one of the three oldest continuously occupied Governor's Mansions in the country.
Governor and United States Senator, was born in Oldham County, KY, July 25, 1824; left an orphan at the age of 8 years; in 1836 accompanied an uncle to Decatur, Ill., where, until 1844, he worked at farming, carpentering and rope-making, devoting his leisure hours to the study of law.
Adlai EwingStevenson, governor of Illinois (1949-1953), Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-1965), was born in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 1900, the son of Lewis G. Stevenson and Helen Davis Stevenson.
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