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Government Documents & Information: State & Local


Image result for illinois state is the state's data portal, which "lets you find data across state, find facts about your state, lets you create maps and graphs, and lets you freely download the data for your own analysis."

Illinois Census QuickFacts from the U.S. Government

Illinois Census Information from Census Reporter uses federal government information, and also provides graphic data charts

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois Constitution, adopted at special election on December 15, 1970

Illinois Courts website

Illinois General Assembly website

The Illinois Register is the "official state document for publishing public notice of rulemaking activity initiated by State governmental agencies." 

The Local Government Records Database provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system. ...Records include those from county, city, town, village, and township levels throughout Illinois. contains "legislative data from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico" 

State Government Publications and Forms

State of Illinois website


Image result for seal of the city of chicagoChicago Census Information from Census Reporter uses federal government information and also provides graphic data charts

Chicago Government website

City Clerk - Journals and Reports

City Budgets: Contains the proposed revenues, expenditures, and liabilities of the City for the next fiscal year.

City of Chicago Budget Documents

City of Chicago Facts and Statistics

Council Meeting Reports: Includes Referred Legislation Reports as well as Attendance and Divided Roll Call Report.

Executive Orders: Official directives or commands from the Mayor to agencies in the executive branch.

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Documents Maintained by Departments of the City

Journals of the Proceedings: The official record of City Council meetings, including all legislative actions.

Municipal Reference Collection at Harold Washington Library Center