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Government

Federal

Congress.gov
A service of the Library of Congress, providing current and historical legislative information.

GovInfo
Provides access to information produced by the Federal Government. Helpful for finding legislative, executive, and judicial documents.

U.S. Constitution
Includes Preamble, Articles, and Amendments. Provided by Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute.

United States Courts
Functions as a clearinghouse for information from/about the Judicial Branch. Maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

U.S. Code
A compilation the general and permanent laws of the United States. Provided by Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute.

Ben’s Guide to Government
Although intended for a K-12 audience, this site provides a general description of the U.S. federal government from which adults may also benefit.

 

State

State of Illinois
Official website for the state of Illinois. Serves as a gateway to information about various aspects of Illinois such as education, living, and travel.

Illinois General Assembly
Provides information on the Illinois House and Senate. Also addresses Illinois legislation and laws, reports and inquiries, and rules and regulations.

Secretary of State
Provides information on services and programs offered by the Secretary of State.

 

Local

DuPage County
Official website of DuPage County. Provides county news, events, announcements, and community calendar as well as information related to government services and divisions, businesses, and public services.

Village of Itasca
Includes links to village information, schools, the Spring Brook Nature Center, park district, fire district, and police department.

General

USA.gov
Official U.S. gateway to government information. Connects to government web pages on all levels.

StateLine
Provides news on a variety of topics such as business, health care, education, taxes, and more. Funded by the Pew Charitable Trust.

 

Facts & Statistics

Census.gov
Official website of the U.S. Census Bureau. Features several useful tools, including American FactFinder and State & County QuickFacts,where data can be quickly accessed by geography.

FedStats
Official statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Find statistics related to economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Official website of the independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data.

 

Government Programs

Medicaid
Provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Gives information about numerous issues related to Medicaid.

Medicare
Official U.S. Government website for individuals with Medicare. Login or register to access personal information regarding benefits and services.

Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration. Provides information about retirement, Medicare, disability, supplemental security income, and more.

 

Other

Driver Education Program
Driving-Tests.org offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons.

ICash
Database that allows you to search for unclaimed property owed to you. Provided by the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office.

Passports
Traveling to another country? Learn how to apply for or renew your passport.

Legal Forms
Search Illinois Legal Aid Online’s form library for documents to assist you in your court case.