Illinois Attorney General facts for kids
|Attorney General of Illinois|
Great Seal of Illinois
|Term length||4 years|
|Inaugural holder||Daniel Pope Cook|
|Formation||December 3, 1818|
The Illinois Attorney General is the highest legal officer of the state of Illinois in the United States. Originally an appointed office, it is now an office filled by election through universal suffrage. Based in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, the Attorney General is responsible for providing legal counsel for the various state agencies including the Governor of Illinois and Illinois General Assembly, and conducting all legal affairs pertaining to the state. The current Attorney General is Lisa Madigan.
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