Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Agriculture, Department of
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources. The agency will strive to promote agri-business in Illinois and throughout the world.
Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s mission is to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.
State Fire Marshal
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is dedicated to working with our partners and providing assistance to the fire services in the protection of life, property and the environment through communication, inspection, investigation, certification and licensing.
Liquor Control Commission
Issues approximately 28,000 state liquor licenses each year at various classifications for the three tiers of the liquor industry.
Housing Development Authority
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) finances the creation and preservation of affordable housing throughout the State of Illinois to increase the supply of decent and safe places for people of low and moderate means to live. IHDA is an independent, self-supporting state agency that issues bonds based on its own strong credit rating to raise private capital to finance affordable housing. In addition, IHDA oversees and allocates federal and state resources to community partners to offer affordable mortgages to homebuyers and construction loans and grants to developers of multifamily rental properties. Since its creation in 1967, IHDA has allocated more than $15 billion and financed approximately 250,000 affordable housing units for residents of Illinois
Capital Development Board
Capital Development Board oversees the design and construction of state-funded facilities.
Property Tax Appeal Board
The Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) was created to provide an unbiased forum for taxpayers and taxing bodies that are dissatisfied with property assessments.
Health Facilities and Services Review Board
The Board, through its certificate of need program aimed at containing health care costs, approves or disapproves applications for construction or expansion of health care facilities to avoid unnecessary duplication of such facilities and promotes development of facilities in areas where needed.
Procurement Policy Board
The Procurement Policy Board was created by the Illinois Procurement Code (30 ILCS 500) on July 1, 1998. The Board has the authority and responsibility to review, comment upon, and recommend, consistent with the Procurement Code, rules and practices governing the procurement, management, control, and disposal of supplies, services, professional and artistic services, construction and real property and capital improvement leases procured by the State.
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.
Medical District Commission
The Illinois Medical District (IMD) is a 365/24/7 environment that includes 560 acres of medical research facilities, labs, a biotech business incubator, two universities, raw development area and more than 40 healthcare related facilities.