Free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms.

Free Illinois downloadable PDF legal forms.

Legal forms including bankruptcy, corporations, divorce, and real estate.

Search for your district or local officials.

FAQs for legal issues.

View the Statistical Yearbook, get INS forms and obtain information about renewing expiring Green cards.

Legal and regulatory information for America’s small businesses.

Income tax, regulations, and forms.

A government compendium of Federal programs, projects, services and activities.

Federal forms and publications.

General legal information for the public and also offers attorneys referrals or information on community law fairs.

The offcial site for the city of Chicago.

A nonpartisan political organization.

Find federal legislators.

Chicago Free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly individuals.

Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress from 1994 to the present.

Thousands of free downloadable PDF legal forms.

Contact information for state and federal elected officials.

Supreme Court decisions. (Cornell University Law School)

The largest and most comprehensive index in the U.S. dedicated to banking/savings (deposits) information for consumers.

Appeals forms.

Access to motorist information, vehicle license services, state archives, and business services.

Search documents, photos, and records.

Find out who’s running for offices on your ballot and where the candidates stand on issues.

Catalog and listings of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.

List of links to municipal, county, state, and federal offices. (Cook County)

Information on Medicare, private insurance plans, disability benefits and more.

Generate a personalized Illinois Sample Ballot, view Candidate Profiles, make Contributions, view Organizational Endorsements, and find Polling Places.

A list of most Social Security forms.

Find out which U.S. government agency to contact.

Data about people, businesses, and geography given at the national, state, and county levels.

A directory. (Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program)

A directory of official state, country, and city government sites.

Statistical data from over 70 federal agencies.

The official site for the state of Illinois.

A comprehensive collection of legal forms. (PDF)

A list of the elected officials in the executive branch of the Illinois government.

Information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C.

Starting and running a business in Illinois.

Federal forms by agency, form name, or keyword.

Search by name, phone, or agency.

Resource for all government benefits.

The official site for the Supreme Court.

Biographical information about elected and appointed officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government.

The official site of the White house and the presidential administration.

Federal loan information.

Full-text legislation, bill summaries, Congressional Record, and the Constitution.

Homepage of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Your direct link to Illinois workforce services.

Find information and forms.

Find form and information.

Consulate and embassy information. Can also download and print passports here.

Directory to popular government reports on topics such as business, crime, education, energy, environment, health and transportation.

Includes Illinois Compiled Statutes and Public Acts.

Allows you to access the complete text of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Illinois Compiled Statutes include the laws governing Illinois.

Official website for searching the U.S. Government.

Provides user-friendly legal information, educational materials and forms, self-help resources, and other related materials.

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