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The Attorney General is the stateís 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;

Work with members of the General Assembly for new laws;

Represent state government in litigation; and

Litigate to ensure state and federal laws are followed and respected.

The Attorney General provides services that cover a broad range of issues, reaching every corner of Illinois.

Protecting Consumers

Protecting consumers and businesses that have been victimized by fraud, deception or unfair competition is one of the primary functions of the Attorney General. The office receives approximately 25,000 consumer complaints each year, most commonly concerning motor vehicles and home repair.

Advocating for Women

The Attorney General advocates for an end to domestic violence and sexual assault, offers numerous services to victims of violent crime, and awards grants to domestic violence and sexual assault service providers throughout Illinois.

Keeping Communities Safe

The Attorney General works with law enforcement agencies at the state and local level to keep families and children safe in their communities from dangers ranging from sex offenders to methamphetamine.

Advocating for Older Citizens

The Attorney General works to protect the rights and safety of Illinois' older citizens, who are often targeted by scam artists and abusers. The office is equipped to respond to the special needs of older citizens, including those related to consumer fraud, abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, veterans' rights and health care concerns.

Safeguarding Children

Keeping children safe and healthy is a priority of the Attorney General. The office works on many fronts to reduce sexual assault, advocate for after school and community safety programs, and educate children and parents on various safety issues, including Internet safety and teen dating violence.

Defending Your Rights

Attorney General Raoul is committed to defending the rights of all the people of Illinois. Bureaus within the office are dedicated to specifically protecting civil, labor and employment, disability and veterans rights.

Communications, Community Engagement and Outreach

The Attorney General works closely with community leaders and organizations to provide information and resources to residents across the state. Through the work of the Communications and Community Engagement Bureau, our staff are available to address audiences on topics ranging from consumer fraud to crime victimís assistance.

Preserving the Environment

One of the Attorney General's principal responsibilities to public health and safety is protecting our environment. In addition to prosecuting violators of the state's environmental protection laws, the Attorney General protects agricultural producers, an essential part of Illinois' economic vitality.

Helping Crime Victims

The Office of the Attorney General has made it a priority to provide services that help victims of violent crime meet their challenges and regain some peace of mind.

Ensuring Open and Honest Government

The Office of the Attorney General is committed to a free and open government supported by free and open exchange of information, as set forth in such laws as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

Building Better Charities

The Attorney General works in close contact with the state's charitable organizations to ensure they have the tools necessary to follow the law and, in turn, help those in need.

To learn more about the Office of the Illinois Attorney General click on the links below:

Biography of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

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