Governor of Illinois

head of state and of government of the U.S. state of Illinois

The Governor of the State of Illinois is the head of state for the State of Illinois, United States. The first Governor of Illinois was Shadrach Bond. Only four governors of Illinois were sent to prison; Otto Kerner, Jr., Daniel Walker, George Ryan, and Rod Blagojevich. Then-Governor Adlai Stevenson II ran for president, but lost. Two Illinois governors were acquitted from federal crime; Len Small and William Stratton. The current governor of Illinois is J. B. Pritzker. Their office is in the capital of Illinois, Springfield. The governor of Illinois lives in the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield, Illinois. For a list of all Illinois Governors, please see List of governors of Illinois.

Governor of Illinois
J. B. Pritzker

since January 14, 2019
ResidenceIllinois Executive Mansion
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Inaugural holderShadrach Bond
FormationOctober 2, 1818