Article II follows logically after the Preamble and Article I. While the Preamble sets forth the purposes of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights establishes the rights of Illinoisans, Article II establishes the powers of the state in two short sections. Section 1 specifies the three branches of Illinois government: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, respectively. The principle that a sovereign body, such as the State of Illinois, has inherent governmental powers beyond those specifically enumerated in the text of the constitution might seem...
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