Statement of Economic Interests
Many have questions about the changes to the SEI form recently passed by our State Legislature. Please consult the definitions of terms (below) and the other information on this page.
According to Illinois Statute 5 ILCS 420/4, certain individuals are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) with the Office of the County Clerk by May 1st of each year. Who must file to the County Clerk? (statute)
Filing for individuals has begun (you will receive an e-mail from us). The annual filing deadline is May 1 (Monday, May 2 this year). If you have questions about filing online, contact Jeannette Mead at (309) 888-4098 or call our general number of (309) 888-5190. To save taxpayer dollars, we encourage you to file online.
Paper Filing (Note: this is not online filing): Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) form - New for 2022. Print form and complete legibly or fill in electronically, print and mail. Read the instructions and questions carefully, as the form has changed substantially. Discard any old forms.
You are encouraged to click on the helpful definitions of terms below. These definitions are found at the beginning of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (Full text of current statute).
Definitions of terms (**indicates terms used in the definition of another term or elsewhere in the statute). Consult your legal counsel, or that of your unit of government, for advice on how to answer the questions.
asset - compensation** - creditor - debt - diversified funds** - economic opportunity** - economic relationship - family - filer - income - Instrument of Ownership** - investment real estate - legislative interest** - legislative matter** - legislator** - lobbying** - lobbyist - person, entity - person with whom legislator maintains a close economic association** - personal residence** professional services** - representation case** - sector funds** - spouse - state agency** - unit of local government
2022 Statements filed as of May 1 at 4:25 PM NOTE: This list is final. Statements were due Monday, May 2 this year. Filers may also continue to file late.
Which county does my special district file to?
Candidates for office, please note: Candidates for office are required to file paper forms (check candidate deadlines). Once elected or appointed, you will need to file an annual statement for that year and will need to file annually thereafter, for as long as you remain in the position. if you are elected or appointed, you must file an annual statement in that calendar year. If you are elected/appointed in April, your deadline to file the annual statement that year is May 31.