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Illinois Office of Comptroller Susana Mendoza

assisted living services Illinois Office of Comptroller Susana Mendoza

The Comptroller's Office was created by the Constitutional Convention of 1970 as an expanded replacement for the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. The Office of the Comptroller traces its ancestry to 1799 when an auditor of public accounts was established under the jurisdiction of the Northwest Territory. Elijah Conway Berry served as Auditor of Public Accounts when Illinois was a territory of the United States and continued his duties as Auditor when Illinois became a state in 1818. Berry's successor, James Stapp, took office when he was only 27 years of age.

Several colorful personalities held the office during the 19th century. James Shields, who served from 1841 to 1843, challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel over unflattering newspaper editorials he attributed to Lincoln. The conflict between the two state officials was resolved before any bloodshed occurred, but the incident serves as an interesting footnote in the history of the office. The office existed under the name Auditor of Public Accounts until the state's first elected Comptroller took the oath of office in early 1973.

In 1970, Illinois' latest constitution established the Comptroller as an elected officer in the Executive Branch of state government. Illinois citizens select the state's Comptroller in statewide elections. By law, the Comptroller is the state's Chief Fiscal Control Officer, responsible for the legal, efficient, and effective operations of state government.

Illinois' first Comptroller, George W. Lindberg, was inaugurated in January 1973. By July 1974, he had initiated the Office's first automated accounting system. Comptroller Lindberg vitalized the office by providing understandable explanations of complex fiscal issues. Following Lindberg, nine individuals have served as Comptroller: Michael J. Bakalis served from 1977 to 1979, Roland W. Burris from 1979 to 1991, Dawn Clark Netsch from 1991 to 1995, Loleta A. Didrickson from 1995 to 1999, Dan Hynes from 1999 to 2011, Judy Baar Topinka from 2011 to 2014, and Leslie Munger from 2015 to 2016. Susana A. Mendoza was elected to the office in 2016.

100 W. Randolph Street
Suite 15-500
Chicago, IL 60601

312-814-2451
www.illinoiscomptroller.com


Office of Illinois State Treasurer

assisted living services Office of Illinois State Treasurer
Illinois Office of The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office is dedicated to protecting the state’s portfolio, ensuring the liquidity of all investments, and consistently producing earnings at or above industry standards. Our investment decisions promote education, access, and opportunity for individuals and governmental bodies across our state to give families the tools to achieve the American Dream. The Treasurer’s Office is committed to fulfilling this mission in a highly professional and ethical manner, while striving for transparency, efficiency, and preservation of public trust.the Comptroller

312-814-1232
www.illinoistreasurer.gov


Office of Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

assisted living services Office of Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

The State’s Attorney’s Office’s primary function is to seek justice. Seeking justice begins by working in partnership with law enforcement and the community to hold accountable those who threaten the safety and welfare of anyone in McHenry County by committing criminal offenses.

Seeking justice continues with attending to the needs of crime victims. Many victims continue to be afflicted, even haunted by the crimes they endured. The State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring that victims play a central role in criminal proceedings and take part in securing their vision of justice.

Seeking justice also means ensuring that criminal offenders are treated fairly and their rights are protected, that the innocent do not suffer, and that limited resources are not spent incarcerating non-violent offenders. The State’s Attorney’s Office recognizes that all of us confront difficult times that can lead to isolated decisions we regret and do not necessarily define our character. This is so often true of our young people and those suffering from an untreated mental illness or addiction. It is essential that we ensure that the criminal justice system serves a rehabilitative and not merely punitive function.

Ethics

The State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards. Unlike a private attorney that must zealously pursue his or her client’s particular interests, a state’s attorney has no single client. Rather, a state’s attorney represents the people of a county as a whole. The interests of the People in a just, honest, transparent, and fair State’s Attorney’s Office transcends any personal or partisan interest or pride of professional success.

Function

The State's Attorney's Office serves as prosecutor of persons charged with violating the criminal statutes and traffic laws of the State of Illinois. We further provide legal advice and representation to the McHenry County Board, elected officials and department heads as to their duties and responsibilities under the law, represent and advise the County and its Elected Officials in civil litigation arising out of their official duties, enforce County ordinances, file and prosecute petitions in Juvenile Court on behalf of abused or neglected minors, and assist with the collection of child support payments.

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