Public Administrators And Public Guardians

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Local County Clerk's Office for each appointed Member

Function

Public Administrators will administer estate of person who dies owning real or personal estate and no person in Illinois has prior right to administer estate. If person was a nonresident of Illinois, administrator may take such measures to protect estate. Public Guardians are appointed for disabled adults needing guardianship services to monitor their care and administer their estate ((A Guardianship Estate under $25,000, the case can be transferred to the Office of State Guardianship 1-866-274-8023 any inquires statewide)). (Contact the Circuit Clerk and Circuit Judge of your County for direction).

Term

4 years from 1st Monday in December and every 4 years thereafter until his successor is appointed and qualified.

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Party Affiliation

N/A

Qualifications

Guardian in Cook County must be a licensed attorney.

Compensation

In Cook County, a minimum of $20,000 payable from fees actually collected. In other counties, all fees.

Composition

1 public administrator in each county appointed by Governor with advice and consent of Senate; 1 public guardian in each county appointed by Governor with advice and consent of Senate; Public guardian in Cook County is appointed by Chief Judge of Circuit Court and must be a licensed attorney.

Authority

755 ILCS 5/13‑1


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Weber, Ron J. 12/03/2001 10/14/1999 Governor PA/PG Fulton
Weatherford, Andrew 12/04/2025 02/22/2021 Governor PA/PG De Witt
Vacant 12/04/2025 Governor PA/PG Henderson
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Hardin
Scholz, Christopher 12/04/2025 02/25/2022 Governor PA/PG Hancock
Ford, Curtis J. 12/07/2015 05/21/1997 Governor PA/PG Henry
Ghibaudy, Joseph 12/04/2025 06/27/2016 Governor PA/PG Hamilton
Vacant Governor PA/PG Iroquois
Schultz, Scott 12/04/2025 06/12/2021 Governor PA/PG Jersey
Vacant Governor PA/PG Jefferson
McQuaid, Matthew 12/04/2025 01/22/2021 Governor PA DuPage
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Alexander
Vacant 12/04/2025 Governor PA/PG Warren
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Pope
Finet, Kelly 12/04/2025 03/26/1998 Governor PA/PG Piatt
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Perry
Wentworth, David 12/04/2021 06/20/2013 Governor PA/PG Peoria
Vacant Governor PA/PG Montgomery
Rudy, Sharon 12/04/2025 06/14/2021 Governor PA/PG Stephenson
Leezer, John A. 12/04/2025 05/01/1998 Governor PA/PG Stark
Vacant Governor PA/PG Clay
Vacant 12/04/2025 04/25/2022 Governor PA/PG St. Clair
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Pulaski
Russell, Andrew 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Putnam
Carpenter, Eddie 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Scott
Harper, Debbie A. 12/04/2025 03/13/2023 Governor PA/PG Tazewell
Weekly, Dawn 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Grundy
Vacant Governor PA/PG Greene
Wooden, Lawrence 12/04/2025 06/13/2016 Governor PA/PG Gallatin
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Franklin
Vacant Governor PA/PG Ford
Vacant Governor PA/PG Fayette
Vacant Governor PA/PG Edwards
Vacant Governor PA/PG Effingham
Vacant Governor PA/PG Edgar
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 05/27/2022 Governor PA/PG Jackson
Finet, Kellly 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Douglas
Law, Rick 12/04/2025 02/22/2016 Governor PA/PG Kendall
Lewis, Jeffrey 12/04/2025 07/25/2016 Governor PA/PG DeKalb
Gibson, Roy 12/01/2014 12/02/2003 Governor PA/PG Cumberland
Vacant Governor PA/PG Crawford
Apostol, Lou 12/04/2025 01/03/2018 Governor PA Cook
Finet, Kelly 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Coles
Vacant Governor PA/PG Livingston
Carpenter, Eddie 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Pike
Vacant Governor PA/PG Clinton
Scholz, Christopher 12/04/2025 02/25/2013 Governor PA/PG Adams
Considine, Dana 12/04/2025 12/29/2021 Governor PA/PG Carroll
Brown, John 12/04/2025 01/06/2012 Governor PA/PG Champaign
Coady-Carter, Michelle 12/04/2025 07/07/2023 Governor PA/PG Calhoun
Russell, Andrew 12/04/2025 02/07/2014 Governor PA/PG Bureau
Scholz, Christopher 12/04/2025 02/25/2013 Governor PA/PG Brown
Gaziano, Mary 12/04/2025 12/21/2017 Governor PA/PG Boone
Sybert, Kevin 12/01/2014 07/03/2013 Governor PA/PG Bond
Law, Diana 12/04/2025 04/12/2012 Governor PA/PG Kane
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Union
Vacant Governor PA/PG Jasper
Considine, Dana M. 12/04/2025 03/18/2011 Governor PA/PG Lee
Vacant Governor PA/PG Lawrence
Justice, Jerry 12/04/2025 11/02/2020 Governor PA/PG LaSalle
Hood, Thomas 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Lake
Vacant 12/04/2025 Governor PA/PG Knox
Weekly, Dawn 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Kankakee
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Johnson
Rudy, Sharon 12/04/2025 06/14/2021 Governor PA/PG Jo Daviess
Ghibaudy, Joseph 12/04/2025 06/27/2016 Governor PA/PG Wabash
Weller, George 12/04/2025 01/03/2018 Governor PA/PG Vermilion
Wengler, Colleen 12/04/2025 02/02/2018 Governor PA/PG Will
Lee, William 12/04/2025 03/08/2013 Governor PA/PG Whiteside
Ghibaudy, Joseph 12/04/2025 06/27/2016 Governor PA/PG White
Leonard, Vickie 12/23/2009 12/03/2001 Governor PA/PG Wayne
Vacant Governor PA/PG Washington
Wentworth, David 12/04/2021 07/30/2020 Governor PA/PG Woodford
Gaziano, Mary 12/04/2025 12/21/2017 Governor PA/PG Winnebago
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Williamson
Scholz, Christopher 12/04/2025 02/25/2022 Governor PA/PG Schuyler
Weatherford, Andrew R. 12/04/2025 01/05/2024 Governor PA/PG Moultrie
Vacant Governor PA/PG Clark
Vacant Governor PA/PG Shelby
Rudy, Sharon 12/04/2025 06/14/2021 Governor PA/PG Ogle
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Randolph
Carpenter, Eddie 12/04/2025 12/10/1997 Governor PA/PG Morgan
Cooper, Rebecca A. 12/04/2025 11/18/2022 Governor PA/PG Monroe
Vacant Governor PA/PG Mercer
Coady-Carter, Michelle 12/04/2025 07/07/2023 Governor PA/PG Menard
Porter, Robert William 12/01/2025 08/03/2021 Governor PA/PG McLean
Barry, Gregory John 12/04/2025 10/18/2019 Governor PA/PG McHenry
Vacant Governor PA/PG McDonough
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Massac
Coady-Carter, Michelle 12/04/2025 01/05/2024 Governor PA/PG Sangamon
Coady-Carter, Michelle 12/04/2025 10/18/2019 Governor PA/PG Christian
Harper, Debbie A. 12/04/2025 03/13/2023 Governor PA/PG Mason
Vacant Governor PA/PG Richland
O'Neill, Rebecca 12/04/2025 04/12/2022 Governor PA/PG Saline
Carpenter, Eddie 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Cass
Porter, Robert 12/04/2025 12/20/2021 Governor PA/PG Logan
Weatherford, Andrew 12/04/2025 02/22/2021 Governor PA.PG Macon
Vacant Governor PA/PG Macoupin
Vacant Governor PA/PG Marshall
Butler, Rene M. Bassett 12/04/2025 08/26/2006 Governor PA/PG Madison
Vacant Governor PA/PG Marion
Brown, Mary Ann 12/04/2025 09/20/2019 Governor PA/PG Rock Island