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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Starting October 1, 2013 the government websites are available to sign-up for the Affordable Care Act. While library staff cannot advise you on which program to choose, these are sites with information you can read and education yourself.
Get Covered America
Who to call for more information
1-800-318-2596  (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)
Videos about the Affordable Healthcare Act
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Text of the Act and related useful websites, compiled by the American Library Association

Get Covered Illinois
Official Health Marketplace

Colleges & Financial Aid

Colleges & Financial Aid

Finding a College

Federal Student Aid

This is the official site to the Free Application for Student Aid. The site and application are FREE. Be careful to avoid commercial sites which will charge you to complete the application.

Federal School Code List

The Federal School Code List contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education for schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Students can enter these codes on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to indicate which postsecondary schools they want to receive their financial application results.
College Laptop Guide

Schools that offer free laptops and laptop buying guide.


FAFSA Guide from Affordable Colleges

Financial Aid Guide from Affordable Colleges

General financial info for college students

Federal Government

Federal Government

Find your Federal Representative

Federal Government

Contact the White House

Video information from the US Government

Legal Information

Legal Resources

Cook County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Illinois Legal Aid Online [ILAO]

Standardized State Court Forms [IL Supreme Court]

Circuit Clerk’s Office [Cook County]

IL Attorney General’s Office

IL Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Il General Assembly

LII Cornell [Legal Information Institute]

Approved eFile vendors

Odyssey eFile Illinois

eFiling exemptions form [IL Supreme Court]


For Librarians:

Safe Harbor Policy

Safe Harbor Guide

Local Government

Local Government

Village of Lansing

State Government

State Government

Elder Justice Center, Circuit Court of Cook County

Find your State Legislator

Illinois Compiled Statutes

State of Illinois

Cook County Directory of Elected Officials
Each voter in Cook County is represented by officials on many levels, from U.S. Senator and County Commissioner to Park District and School Board Trustee. Because district boundaries vary, you may not have the same representatives as your neighbors across the street. Use the Directory of Elected Officials to find the public officials who represent your household. For most officials, their contact information and term dates are also listed.

Illinois State Candidate Information Guide
Site contains updated and currently information on Illinois State Candidates, including downloadable and printable Candidate information lists. You can search for a candidate by name or district, as well as find a calendar of important election dates.

Illinois Secretary of State Publication Forms

Find several different downloadable and printable publications forms regarding the state of Illinois.

Telephone Directories

Telephone Directories
YELLOWPAGES.COM is a leading Internet Yellow Pages and search directory. Search for business and residential telephone numbers or do a reverse search using a telephone number.

Prefix Look-up by area code
Prefix Look-up by area code.

Telephone Directories on the Web
National and International links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, email addresses & fax listings.