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Government & Legal

AyudaLegalIL

This website empowers Illinois’ booming Hispanic population with free self-help legal resources.  Hispanics in Illinois unable to afford an attorney now have an online Spanish-language resource to help them resolve their legal problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ben’s Guide to Government

This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.  These resources will teach our kids how our government works.  Ben’s Guide provides additional links to U.S. Government websites developed for kids.

Country Background Notes

These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the State Department’s regional bureaus.

Federal Digital System

The core mission of Keeping America Informed dated to 1813 when Congress determined to make information regarding the work of the three branches of Government available to all Americans.  The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public.

Federal Trade Commission

The FTC’s mission is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.  This site contains information on identity theft, free annual credit reports, etc.

HOPE Fair Housing Center

HOPE provides professional and confidential consulting, training, and compliance services to rental housing providers, real estate companies, mortgage lenders, homeowners’ insurance companies, municipalities and governmental agencies.

I-Cash

Through the I-Cash program, the Illinois State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division connects state residents with their unclaimed property.

Illinois Attorney General

The Attorney General is the state’s chief legal officer and is responsible for protecting the public interest of the state and its people.  The Attorney General provides services that cover a broad range of issues, reaching every corner of Illinois.  This site contains hotline numbers for consumer fraud and identity theft.

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois Department of Revenue

Illinois.gov

Official website for the state of Illinois

Illinois Legal Aid

McLean County Legal Information

Illinois Public Records

Search Illinois public records statewide for vital information such as death, birth and marriage certificates with official government websites. Get property information, conduct a business search, verify professional licenses and many other public records available online.

Illinois Rules of the Road

This  booklet contains information you must know to pass the written test on traffic laws and signs in order to obtain basic driving privileges.

Illinois State Archives

Illinois State Archives online databases

Internal Revenue Service

Kids.gov

U. S. government’s official web portal for kids

Prairie State Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.

U. S. Government’s Official Web Portal

Voter Registration