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Government Information: State & Local

Government Information


State of Illinois
Includes links to the office of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State.

Illinois General Assembly
State of Illinois Legislature’s webpage, resources include:

Illinois Administrative Code
Illinois Compiled Statute
Illinois Constitution
Illinois Register

Illinois Blue Book
An almanac of state government affairs and statistics. Current volume online and older selected volumes between 1968-2005 available in the library. 

Illinois Community Profiles
Includes profiles on cities and counties including employment, education, transportation, utilities, etc.

Illinois Handbook of Government
Contains the Illinois State Budget, the constitution of Illinois, and other state government information.

Illinois Digital Archive
The repository for the Illinois State Library and other library and cultural institutions of Illinois. Includes government documents, photographs, oral histories, and more content.

Illinois Electronic Documents
The portal for official publications of the state of Illinois.

Illinois Quick Facts
Census data on Illinois and its counties.

Illinois Courts
State judicial information, includes Supreme and Appellate court current and archived opinions dating back to 1996.

Laws of Illinois
Historic digitized volumes of the Laws of Illinois covering 1818-1920.

Open States

Data and information on state governments going back to 2009. A useful tool is the Influence Explorer that gathers campaign finance records from the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Chicago and Lake County

City of Chicago
The official site for the city of Chicago. Includes the Data Portal which has over 200 datasets about city departments, services, facilities, and performance. 

Encyclopedia of Chicago
Historical resources including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers related to Chicago’s history. Print versions available in the library. 

Finding Illinois Law: A Librarian’s Guide for Non-Lawyers
A guide compiled by the Chicago Association of Law Librarians.

Lake County
The official government site of Lake County, the Illinois 10th Congressional District.

City of Lake Forest Community Links
Local community, school, and government links.


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