Illinois Constitution Test Study Guide Flashcards

Illinois General Assembly
Terms Definitions
State Flower
White-Tailed Deer
State Animal
White Oak
State Tree
How many wards are there?
Second Highest Budget Allocation Catagory
$ 51.1 Billion
Approximate 2009 Revenue
How many Chicago Legislators are there?
Legislative Branch
Makes laws, creates the budget
The number of constitutions Illinois has had in its 190-year history
Circuit Court-Appelate Court-Supreme Court
State Court Levels.
Name the Capitols of Illinois.
(1)Kaskaskia, (2)Vandalia, (3)Springfield
What is a legislative district in Chicago called?
What year did Illinois become a State?
John J. Cullerton
President of the Illinois Senate
What is the West geographic boundary of Illinois?
Mississippi River
What is the present day capital of Illinois?
Who was the first Governor of Illinois?
Shadrack Bond
Who is the present Governor of Illinois?
Pat Quinn
Healthcare/Family Services (30.6%)
Highest Budget Allocation Catagory (as of 2009)
October or November
When the Illinois General Assembly Reconvenes
How many members are in the Illinois Senate?
59 members
What are the City of Chicago Legislators called?
Counselmen or aldermen
What are the South geographic boundaries of Illinois?
Kentucky and Ohio river
The end of May
When the Illinois General Assembly Ajourns
What is a primary election?
An election to choose party candidates
What is the term of a Circuit Court Judge?
6 years
Describe the Impeachment process.
1. Starts in the house of representatives.
2. Ends in a trial in the Senate
3. If convicted teh person is removed from office. If acquited teh person stays in office.
What is the term of an Appellate Court Judge?
10 years
Name the dates of the Illinois Constitutions.
1818, 1848, 1870, 1971
Primary, Convention, Petition, Caucus
Ways in which candidates names are placed on ballots
What are the duties of the Circuit Court?
The Chief trial courts
What are the duties of the Governor?
1. Reorganize executive agencies
2. Commander and Chief of the State Militia
3. Appoints members of State Government
4. Grants pardons
18 or older, citizen of the U.S. for 30 days prior to the election
Requirements for voting
Who are the officers of the Illinois House and Senate?
Senate: President of Illinois Senate
House of Reps: Illinois Speaker of the House.
25 or older, U.S. Citizen, resident of the state for three years preceeding the election
Eligibility requirements for holding one of the major offices in the state
What are qualifications for judges in Illinois?
A. 30 years or older
B. U.S. Citizen
C. Live in the district and be a liscensed attorney
In the General Election, the proposal was deafeated to the order of 75% against
The fate of the 1988 Constitutional Convention Proposal
What are the voting requirements in Illinois?
A. 18 Years old or older.
B. U.S. Citizen
C. Must live in district for 30 days.
Explain how laws are made in Illinois, be sure to include the role of the Governor.
1. Bills must be read on three different days before passage.
2. Bills are confined to one subject.
3. Bills must be passed in both houses and sent to the Governor within 30 days.
4. The Governor can either accept, veto or ammend the bill
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