County Officials

Who’s Who in Illinois County Government



There are several elected officials and appointed officials that carry out the functions of county government in Illinois. Most county offices are open to laypersons, while others require special training or professional standing. Some positions have additional requirements and are followed by prerequisites. Inside the Courthouse is a series of fact sheets that present the primary duties of county government officials and departments.

Inside the Courthouse

• County Board
• County Auditor
• County Clerk
• County Engineer
 • Chief County Assessment Officer 
• Circuit Clerk
• Coroner / Medical Examiner
• Recorder
 • Regional Superintendent of Schools
• Sheriff
  • State's Attorney
• Treasurer
• County Departments
• Special Districts