3 branches of Illinois government (like Federal) Legislative Executive Judicial
Illinois has had 4 constitutions 1818 1848 1870 1970
Illinois has had 3 capitals Kaskaskia Vandalia Springfield
Home Rule 1970 Conventional Constitution gave local governments (cities and towns) power to pass ordinances “for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare” or, within certain limitation, to tax and incur debt without specific legislation from the General Assembly.
Referendum to vote on public issues such as bond issues of governmental bodies or changes in the state constitution Example: school districts ask voters about building new schools
Dale Risinger State Senator for the 37 th district