Government

Governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Rauner

Strong Schools

Education is the most important thing we do as a community and our goal as a state should be to have the strongest schools in every neighborhood of every community. In the last two years, we have delivered unprecedented funding for our schools and increased support for early childhood education. At the same time, we established the School Funding Reform commission, which has made recommendations to ensure that every child in Illinois gets a shot at the American dream, no matter where they live.

Honest Government

State government must show it is making real changes to win back the trust of residents. To that end, the Governor’s Office has closed the revolving door of state employees leaving the Executive Branch for lobbying, closed loopholes in the gift ban and required employees to disclose more about their economic interests. But more can be, and must, be done. Term limits on elected officials and implementing Fair Maps to give voters more of a say in their representation, would send a clear signal that Illinois is serious about changing the culture of Springfield.

Tax Relief

Illinois has the highest property taxes in the nation, placing an undue burden on families and deterring employers from locating here. A property tax freeze would bring long overdue relief to our residents and make the state more competitive when it comes to attracting new businesses, and the jobs they bring with them, to our state.

Good Jobs

Creating good jobs in Illinois is essential to economic growth and providing a better future for our families and state. We need to get rid of burdensome regulations that scare businesses away and become a state where employers want to invest and grow. By creating a system that is more conducive to job creation, we can grow the economy and ensure the state has the resources it needs to fund critical services.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/report-red-tape
Report Red Tape
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Help us cut the red tape in Illinois! This is vital to improving our state's growth and our residents’ well-being. The current regulatory environment is overly burdensome, inconsistent, and confusing even for businesses and social service providers, not to mention individuals and families.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/advancing-illinois
Advancing Illinois
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​The Illinois Competitiveness Council, which is composed of over forty agencies, boards, and commissions, seeks to advance Illinois by cutting red tape, by improving Illinois' economic climate, and by fostering government efficiency and accountability.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOV
Governor, Office of the
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The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/CMS/pay-search
State Employee Pay Search
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Governor's searchable transparency and accountability site that provides information about every employee's compensation
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/find-state-agency
Find a State Agency
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Links to list of state agencies
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IDFPR/professional-license-look-up
Professional License Look-up
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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provide online public access through its 'License Lookup' to search and verify all Illinois professional license holders.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IOC/state-expenditures
State Expenditures
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The expense database allows taxpayers to see how public dollars are spent. Information provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller allows users to identify any state spending
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/contact-state-employee
Contact a State Employee
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Links to State of Illinois employee directory for phone numbers, emails, etc.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/CMS/buy-surplus
Buy State Surplus Property
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State of Illinois' online (Ebay-style) auction
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/public-records
Find Public Records
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The Archives Database site allows you to purview the many databases within the Archives site.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/vehicle-title-status
Vehicle Title & Registration Status Inquiry
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https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/OEIG/whistleblower-protection
Whistleblower Protection
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The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/15), provides “whistle blower” protections to State employees who report, or threaten to report, wrongdoing, provide information or testify regarding wrongdoing, or assist in the enforcement of the Ethics Act. Retaliation against a State employee for reporting or providing of information of wrongdoing is strictly prohibited by the Ethics Act and may result in a violation of State law (740 ILCS 174/20.2).
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IOC/annual-financial-report-local-government-units
Annual Financial Reports for Local Government Units
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Annual Financial Reports are self-reported financial records, summarizing the revenues, expenditures, fund balance and debt of units of local government throughout the state.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OEIG
Executive Inspector General, Office of
The OEIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, and violations of the Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430) by State of Illinois employees under the jurisdiction of the governor, public universities, regional transit boards, or others doing business with these entities. In addition, the OEIG oversees ethics training, makes revolving door determinations for individuals under its jurisdiction, and monitors State hiring sequences and processes.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IBE
Elections, Board of
The State Board of Elections is an independent state agency that was provided for by the 1970 Illinois Constitution to supervise the registration of voters and the administration of elections throughout the state.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/JIB
Judicial Inquiry Board
The Judicial Inquiry Board is authorized to receive, initiate, and investigate complaints concerning active Illinois state court judges.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICJIA
Criminal Justice Information Authority
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISP
State Police, Illinois
The Illinois State Police is a multifaceted police agency which specializes in enforcing the laws, protecting the public and providing an array of specialty services to local, state and federal agencies. The most significant responsibility of the State Police is the safety of citizens through law enforcement, patrol, investigations, forensic services, safety education, intelligence and technical assistance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OSAD
Appellate Defender, Office of
The Office of the State Appellate Defender represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court or the Circuit Court.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ILSAAP
Appellate Prosecutor, Office of
Office of Appellate Prosecutor is responsible for all Agency administrative and managerial functions, legal policy and other extraordinary legal concerns, budgetary and legislative matters, and Agency publications.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOV
Governor, Office of the
The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOMB
Management and Budget, Office of
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOT
Transportation, Department of
Our mission is to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois’ residents and visitors in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and demonstrate respect for the environment.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OAG
Auditor General
The Auditor General is a constitutional officer of the State of Illinois charged with reviewing the obligation, expenditure, receipt and use of public funds
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DoIT
Innovation & Technology, Department of
DoIT is a new state agency, created on July 1, 2016, whose mission is to empower the State of Illinois through high-value, customer-centric technology by delivering best-in-class innovation to client agencies fostering collaboration and empowering employees to provide better services to residents, businesses and visitors.

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