Model Illinois Government Club

Model Illinois Government (MIG) gives students a chance to enact political roles.

Students from about 30 colleges and universities around the state gather at the Illinois State Capitol to serve as legislators, staffers, lobbyists, journalists, and officials of the executive branch. Through committee actions, a regular legislative session and a veto session, participants learn the legislative process by doing it. The University of Illinois at Springfield delegation has been a strong one in recent years.

MIG members get started in the fall term preparing legislation, polishing up parliamentary skills, and organizing the membership into a delegation for the spring conference.

For details see faculty advisor Magic Wade (PAC 370, 217-206-7892).

 


 

2019 Model Illinois Government Competition

Model Illinois Government simulation in the chambers of the Illinois Senate & Illinois House of Representatives, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Dianna Ibarra. Model Illinois Government simulation in the chambers of the Illinois Senate & Illinois House of Representatives, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Cale Bergschneider (blue suit), David Wilson to the right of Cale. Chloe Compton (pink jacket).
Model Illinois Government simulation in the chambers of the Illinois Senate & House of Representatives, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Joseph Partain (speaking).
Bryce Thomas (bow tie).