State Government Agencies & Organizations

  • Illinois Department of Aging
    The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people must evolve as well because longevity means more when the quality of life is enhanced. To best serve older adults, we must also serve their families and teach younger people about the realities of aging, so many of our programs have an intergenerational emphasis. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers, and older people themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve the quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.
  • Illinois Department of Agriculture
    The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois’ agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, the agricultural industry, and our natural resources. The agency will strive to promote agri-business in Illinois and throughout the world.
  • Office of State Appellate Defender
    The Office of the State Appellate Defender is a state agency created by the State Appellate Defender Act (725 Illinois Compiled Statutes, Act 105). The principal function of the Office of the State Appellate Defender is to represent indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court, or the Circuit Court.
  • State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor
    The primary objective of the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor is to deliver quality professional services to all participating counties in full compliance with its legislative mandate.
  • Illinois Arts Council
    In 1965, the Illinois General Assembly created the Illinois Arts Council (IAC) for the purpose of encouraging the development of the arts throughout Illinois. This state agency assists artists, arts organizations, and other community organizations that present arts programming by providing financial and technical assistance. Funds are provided annually to the Council by the Illinois State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Illinois Attorney General
    The Attorney General is the state's chief legal officer and is responsible for protecting the public interest of the state and its people. The job of the Attorney General is to: Advocate on behalf of all of the people of Illinois; Legislate with members of the General Assembly for new laws; and Litigate to ensure state laws are followed and respected. The Attorney General provides services that cover a broad range of issues, reaching every corner of Illinois.
  • Illinois Enterprise Zone Association (IEZA)
    Paid member state organization.