Attached is a copy of the 2013-2104 Illinois Bluebook pertaining to the Illinois Comptroller’s office. It is a great resource for you as a student to begin any research on the job of comptroller and what it involves.
Attached is a copy of a diagram from the Illinois General Assembly’s Legislative Research Unit. This diagram will come in handy in understanding how a bill becomes a law in the Illinois state house.
Attached is a copy of the Secretary of State’s guide to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. A visit to Springfield is so invaluable to all citizens in the state. If you are student, your school may sponsor a trip to Springfield so you can meet your local state representative and state senator. This guide will help you plan what you wish to see and give you some history about the current Illinois capitol and past Illinois capitol. Remember, Springfield is the capital of Illinois. Note the spelling is different than for the building which is the capitol, with an “o” instead of an “a.”
Have you ever read your state constitution? Here is your chance.
Do you know your state’s history. In this Bicentennial year of 2018 (Illinois became a state in 1918), see the attached chronology and this historic item from Judy’s home on the Illinois Sesquicentennial of 1968. Judy was so proud of Illinois and what it accomplished over the last 200 years.
Do you know about the US Constitution and other documents that helped make our country what it is today?