Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Acquisition and Preservation $ 990.0 2.6 $ 514.3 3.0
Totals $ 990.0 2.6 $ 514.3 3.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Explanatory Notes

The Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission was not fully funded for fiscal year 2018, resulting in temporary layoffs.

Agency Narrative
The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission was created in 2007 (705 ILCS 17) to assist and advise the Supreme Court in acquiring, collecting, preserving, and cataloging documents, artifacts, and information relating to the Illinois judiciary. The Commission seeks to accomplish its work in partnership with historical and cultural institutions; bar associations; universities and colleges; law schools; and federal, state, and local agencies. In fiscal year 2018, the Commission was not fully funded for part of the year, resulting in temporary layoffs and postponement of event and activity planning. Despite the uncertainty of funding, the Commission was able to give numerous tours and presentations and produce several publications. In addition, planning for the judicial bicentennial continued with outreach to all Illinois counties, with preparations for large-scale publications, exhibits, and events, and with coordination with schools and teachers. Other activities and outreach were reduced because of funding issues. With renewed funding for fiscal year 2019, the Commission seeks to replenish staff and to continue with plans to commemorate the judicial bicentennial.