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Illinois and the Illinois Constitution
The Legislative Branch The General Assembly: ___________ Legislature 118 State Representatives (2 year term) 59 State Senators (4 year term)
Executive Branch Governor: ____________________ – 4 year term: Just like the President… But no term limit. Also includes: Lt. Gov., Sec. of State, Attorney General, Treasurer All _____________.
Judicial Branch Consists of State Supreme Court, appellate, and district courts. Judges not appointed for life. Judges ______.
Where does this all come from? Well…… The Illinois Constitution: Adopted in ______. A Constitutional Convention can be called to re- open the Illinois Constitution. It can also be amended. Illinois citizens vote _________ on amendment referendums. Many of the same principles of the U.S. government are seen in the Illinois Constitution. (Sep. of Powers, checks & balances, etc. )