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Lessons 5, 6 and 7. Executive Branch Governor – 4 yr. term 25 yrs old Resident for 3 yrs Citizen.

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1 Lessons 5, 6 and 7

2 Executive Branch Governor – 4 yr. term 25 yrs old Resident for 3 yrs Citizen

3 Order of Succession Lt. Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Executive Branch – administer the laws C.E.O. of the state is Governor Pat Quinn

4 Duties and Abilities Pardon – forgive someone of a crime Reprieve – delaying of carrying out a criminal sentence Commutation – Shorten a criminal sentence Commander-in-Chief of state militia Veto – Regular – reject the whole item Item – pick part of the item to reject Amendatory – recommended change by a governor

5 Officers of the State Governor – Pat Quinn Lt. Governor – Shelia Simon Attorney General – Lisa Madigan Secretary of State – Jesse White Comptroller – Dan Rutherford Treasurer – Judy Baar Topinka

6 Duties of Executive Office Seal – Sec of State Contact with People – Sec of State Takes over for Governor – Lt. Gov. Chief Fiscal Officer – Comptroller Protects consumers – Attorney Gen. Legal Advice – Attorney Gen. Drivers Licenses – Sec of State Librarian – Sec of State Safekeeping and investment of money – Treasurer Watchdog of State money – Comptroller State Archivist – Secretary of State

7 Judicial Branch 3 courts – p/map1.asp p/map1.asp Circuit – original jurisdiction – 6 year term Appellate – appellate jurisdiction – 10 year term Supreme – both types – 10 year term – 7 judges All judges are elected

8 Qualifications of a judge Citizen Licensed attorney Residents of elected districts Devote all to being a judge, no outside law practice or other office To get re-elected a judge needs 3/5 approval of voters


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