Subject Guides Government
Catalog of publications printed by the U.S. government from 1976 to the present.
A collection of eBooks on current events and social issues that face our world today.
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Updated monthly.
Free Web sites
Chicago Tribune Election Center
Online Guide to upcoming elections, published by the Chicago Tribune.
League of Women Voters
Voter information from nonpartisan political organization that works to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy.
Open Book - Illinois
Comptroller's searchable database of state contracts and campaign contributions.
Nonpartisan site tracks money financing U.S. political campaigns. Includes donor lookup and election overviews.
Project Vote Smart
Biographical information, campaign finance data and voting records for candidates and elected officials.
Cook County ballots and polling places.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides statistics on inflation, consumer spending, wages, earnings, benefits, employment and more.
A directory of national, state and local elected officials.
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
Government statistics by subject, state, agencies and statistical references.
Federal Trade Commission - Do Not Call Program
Information about limiting telemarketing calls received at home.
Federal Trade Commission - Opt Out Prescreen Program
Information about how to opt out of prescreened offers of credit and insurance and reduce unwanted mail and reduce potential identity theft.
Information on government benefits by subject, life event, and state or federal programs.
A one stop shop for information regarding the Affordable Care Act and for all of the options for health insurance coverage.
Sunlight Foundation project combines official government data with news and blog coverage of what is happening in Congress.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Covers social, political and economic statistics of the United States.
Thomas (Library of Congress)
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Full text can be searched for current and previous Congresses.
U.S. House of Representatives
Representative by zip code, summaries of House debates, and roll call votes.
The U.S. Government portal to government information organized by topic and audience. Helpful tutorials on how to find government information and a frequently asked questions page.
USA.gov en español
¿Necesita encontrar información y servicios del Gobierno de los EE. UU. en español? ¡Llegó al lugar indicado! GobiernoUSA.gov es el sitio oficial en español del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y ofrece información oficial y actualizada sobre programas y servicios gubernamentales a nivel federal, estatal y local acerca de una variedad de temas.
Senator listings, the Congressional Record and roll call votes.
United States Postal Service
Helps you find a zip code, calculate postage and locate a post office.
World Embassies and Consulates
A listing of embassies and consulates of the world, embassies of other nations to the United States and United States embassies worldwide.
(Illinois Government Information (IGI) and more)
Gateway to library and governmental resources.
Covers a range of topics, including arts, business, homework help, consumer information, jobs and culture.
Illinois Election Information
Illinois election information including vote totals, candidate filings and referendum results.
Illinois General Assembly
Includes Illinois Compiled Statutes, Illinois Administrative Code and legislator lookup.
Secretary of State Illinois Gateway
Access to license plate renewal, the corporate/ LLC database, the Illinois Rules of the Road online and Secretary of State facility locations.
State and Local Government on the net
Lists state and local government services of each state.
State Board of Elections
Access to campaign disclosure, election information and voting information.
State of Illinois
Information about Illinois services, state facts, employment, education and business.
City of Des Plaines Home page
Access to the city code, forms, permits, city services, downtown redevelopment and city council minutes.
Cook County Assessor's Office
Cook County property search details, appeals, exemptions and forms.
Cook County Clerk's Office
Information about getting married, obtaining birth, death or marriage certificates, redeeming property taxes and finding an elected officials.
Cook County Information Center
A directory of agencies and listing of county officials and county board meetings.
Maine Township Agency Directory
A comprehensive list of hundreds of social service agencies in the township. Descriptions of services, contact information, hours and fees are included.
Government representatives visit the library often - check here to find upcoming dates.