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2021 Op. Ill. Att'y Gen. 1 (2021)

handle is hein.sag/sagil0148 and id is 1 raw text is: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
February 9, 2021
FILE NO. 21-001
State Senator and
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The Honorable    n       n
President of le  inoi   a e
State Sena r, 9 District
327 Capit    tiding
Springfield, I nois 62706
Dear President   - on:
I have your letter inquiring whether an individual may serve simultaneously as a
member of the Illinois Senate and an Assistant State's Attorney. For the reasons stated below, it
is my opinion that the offices of State Senator and Assistant State's Attorney are incompatible
and, therefore, one person may not hold both offices simultaneously.
In opinion No. NP-217, issued September 8, 1970. Attorney General Scott was
asked whether the office of State Senator was compatible with the office of Assistant State's
Attorney. In reaching his conclusion that the offices were incompatible, Attorney General Scott
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