The mission of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force is to implement a comprehensive coordinated strategy for domestic preparedness in the state of Illinois, bringing together agencies, organizations and associations representing all disciplines in the war against terrorism. 

The Illinois Terrorism Task Force was created May 2000. The purpose of the Task Force was to further Illinois' disaster preparation efforts to specifically address the State's role in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) preparedness and to coordinate the response to WMD events throughout the State, utilizing expertise at local, state, and federal levels and across different disciplines. The Task Force focuses on issues such as providing quick response capability in every region of the State and basic WMD first responder training statewide. ​