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Law & Government


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  • Federal assistance programs available for state and local governments
  • Lists thousands of programs provided by all federal departments and agencies
  • How to apply for grants, loans, training, and more
  • Conduct basic background checks on individuals and businesses in northern Illinois
  • Find public records of real estate transactions, business licenses, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and arrests
  • Legal resources and referrals for people age 60 and over
  • Assistance with navigating the court system
  • Information and support to prevent elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
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  • Hundreds of reference books accessible from any computer
  • Covers art, history, business, legal, medicine, science and other topics
  • Translates into 11 languages
  • ReadSpeaker technology allows text to be read aloud or downloaded to MP3 format
  • Find any type of federal, state or local government site
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  • Referrals to free and low-cost legal assistance in Illinois
  • Non-criminal law only
  • Includes articles, videos and forms for legal topics
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  • Simple legal forms for the layperson
  • Forms for wills & estates, bankruptcy, power of attorney, incorporation, real estate, etc.
  • Also includes small business checklists and employment letters
  • Find your state lawmakers and review their votes.
  • Search for state legislation and track bills.
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  • Find new businesses & incorporations in the Chicagoland area
  • Search Illinois bankruptcies & foreclosures
  • Find public records for individuals, businesses, and properties
  • Locate state, county & municipal government websites
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  • Federal legislative information from the Library of Congress
  • Full-text of Congressional bills, resolutions and voting records
  • Information on presidential nominations, treaties, and more
  • Contact information for members of Congress
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  • Full-text of the federal laws of the United States
  • Published every six years, with annual supplements
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