List of lieutenant governors of Illinois

The Office of the Vice Governor of Illinois ( Lieutenant Governor of Illinois ) was created in the course of the transformation of the territory into a state of the United States. Until the constitutional amendment of 1970, it came to three times that of the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor of Illinois came from different parties. Only Paul M. Simon was selected by the counterparty.

The vice governor was, as well, vacant several times in other states across the United States over time, either because the incumbent himself prematurely lost his job or had to take over the succession of an early departing governor, what happened last until 2009 by the current Governor Pat Quinn of aufrückte in the governorship. Thus, since occupation of the office is established by the Constitution of the State only by a popular vote could not be subsequently occupied the office of the new lieutenant governor. Early elections, such as in countries and member states with the parliamentary system of government, are excluded in the United States at both the federal level and at the vast majority of Federal government levels. In the case of Pat Quinn so the vacant post of deputy heads of state could only take place after the gubernatorial election in November 2010.