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Illinois Attorney General

Current State AG
Kwame Raoul (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Current Leadership Positions
DAGA Executive Committee

Kwame Raoul was elected as the 42nd Attorney General of Illinois in 2018, and reelected in 2022. From 2004 to 2019, AG Raoul served as an Illinois State Senator, where he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to serving in the Senate, he worked in private practice advising on healthcare and labor and employment matters, and as a labor and employment attorney for the City Colleges of Chicago. Born in Chicago to Haitian immigrants, AG Raoul began his legal career as a prosecutor in...

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Kwame Raoul was elected as the 42nd Attorney General of Illinois in 2018, and reelected in 2022. From 2004 to 2019, AG Raoul served as an Illinois State Senator, where he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to serving in the Senate, he worked in private practice advising on healthcare and labor and employment matters, and as a labor and employment attorney for the City Colleges of Chicago. Born in Chicago to Haitian immigrants, AG Raoul began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

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The AG is an elected position in Illinois.

  • Next Election:November 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest Illinois Attorney General News & Insights

Democratic AGs Support HUD Rule Barring Discriminatory Impacts in Housing

A group of 18 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Discriminatory Effects Rule against a challenge by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

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Illinois AG Sues Southeast Energy Consultants Alleging Deceptive Marketing of ARES Contracts

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul sued marketing company Southeast Energy Consultants LLC, which acquires customers on behalf of alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES), for allegedly deceiving consumers into switching from their public utility companies to more expensive contracts with ARES in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Illinois Telephone…

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Four AGs Partner with FCC to Tackle Privacy and Data Protection Issues

The AGs of Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the FCC to share expertise and resources to enforce federal and state privacy laws and regulations. The agreements will allow the FCC and state investigators to coordinate efforts when building cases against possible bad actors and otherwise taking enforcement action…

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