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The Illinois Governor's Mansion, in the state capital, Springfield.
|Governor of the US state of Illinois.|
The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Illinois, where the city of Chicago is located. The governor is the head of the executive branch of Illinois's state government and is charged with enforcing state laws. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Illinois Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. The governor is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
Unique among the states is the notable fact that four of Illinois' seven governors between 1961 and 2009 were imprisoned for various forms of corruption while in office
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|J. B. Pritzker||14 January 2019|
|Rod Blagojevich||13 January 2003||29 January 2009||Impeached and convicted for fraud|
|James R. Thompson||10 January 1977||14 January 1991|
|Adlai Stevenson||10 January 1949||12 January 1953|