Standing Up for Illinois - Office of Lt Governor Pat Quinn

Welcome to the Office of Lt. Governor Pat Quinn. Representing the almost 13 million residents of the Land of Lincoln, we are here to serve you.

If you are in Chicago or Springfield, stop by and say hello. This page has some basic information about visiting our Springfield office.

Directions and Transportation

         Directions to Springfield Office

About the State Capitol

The current Illinois State Capitol is actually the sixth building to house the state legislative and executive branches. This building, located at the corner of Capitol and First Streets in Springfield, opened in 1888.

The Capitol was built in the French Renaissance style of architecture with some mimicking of the U.S. Capitol. The architects are Cochrane and Garnsey of Chicago. The Capitol’s dome is 361 feet tall, making it the tallest non-skyscraper capitol in the country.

The building is shaped like a Latin cross around the dome. In the center of the atrium on the first floor is “Illinois Welcoming the World”, a sculpture by Julia Bracken. This is actually a copy of a sculpture first displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The model for the statute was Lillian Russell, the famous American opera singer and actress. 

If you visit the Illinois State Capitol, be sure to stop by the recently restored House and Senate chambers on the third floor. There is an information desk on the first floor with more information about the Capitol Complex.

The Illinois State Capitol is accessible to people with disabilities.

Illinois State Capitol

Meetings with Lt. Governor Quinn

To arrange a meeting with Lt. Governor Quinn, please contact his scheduler at 312-814-5220. Lt. Governor Quinn's offices are accessible to people with disabilities. Lt. Governor Quinn's offices are connected with video-conferencing capabilities. The Chicago office is also equipped with a high-speed wireless network.

Springfield Office Security

You will need to pass through a metal detector and show a government issued photo id.

About the State Capitol