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Consumer Information

Illinois Department of Insurance
Information on buying auto, health, and home insurance. You may also file a complaint online.
Illinois Road Construction
Map showing construction areas - from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation.
Fact Sheets from the Attorney General's Office
Information on auto repair, buying a car, and avoiding rip-off schemes are a few of the topics discussed here.

Crime & Justice

Agencies/Departments
Attorney General's Home Page
Access opinions, information on services, consumer fact sheets and information dealing with criminal justice.
Office of the State Appellate Defender
Find out what the Appellate Defender is doing and what issues are coming up before the Illinois Supreme Court in the near future. Also find materials on Capital Punishment litigation and the entire OSAD Handbook on Briefs & Oral Arguments.
Illinois Department of Corrections
Look up an inmate, find an institution, apply for a job...these are just some of the services provided by this site.
Illinois State Police
Missing children and adults, unsolved crimes, wanted posters for various cities, and links to local law enforcement web pages are just some of the things you'll find here.
Statistics
Data Net
Comprehensive crime statistics by county from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Requires Adobe Acrobat to view. Downloadable in .dbf or .zip file formats.
Department of Corrections
What's the average time from admission to death row to execution? How much do death row inmates cost Illinois taxpayers each year? Learn the answers to these and other questions in statistical reports by the Illinois Department of Corrections.
MethNet
This web site tracks statistics on meth labs in Illinois and offers a lot of information about meth and the law enforcement efforts to control its production.
Reports/Publications
Crime in Illinois
Illinois Attorney General Opinions
Illinois Criminal Law Digest
Summaries of notable court decisions and recent legislation.

Economy & Economic Development

Agencies/Departments
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Get info on starting a new business...find info on job training...learn about DCEO programs & services.
Illinois Commerce Commission
Actions of the commission, selected Commission orders, and daily filings in public utility cases are among the things presented here.
State Comptroller's Office
Take a crash course in state finance or find out the latest state fiscal information.
  • The Warehouse
    "Each year, the Comptroller's Office collects more than 9,200 financial reports from counties, municipalities, and special taxing districts across the state. We have taken those records and made them all available for taxpayer review at this site." Included are revenues and expenditures, benefits, and assets and outlays; more.
Statistics/Databases
Illinois Community Profiles
Community-level information (by city) such as economic development amenities, transportation, utilities, health & education facilities, employment, tax structure, etc.
LMI Source - Labor Market Information
Employment/unemployment and labor force statistics for state and county.
Reports/Publications
Fiscal Focus
Monthly report from the State Comptroller on the fiscal condition of the state.

Environmental Information

Agencies/Departments
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Find information on state parks and recreational areas...apply for a hunting/fishing license online...check out the status of largemouth bass at your favorite fishing hole... Also, keep up to date on events and programs and changes in regulations.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Use the Site Environmental Information Data System (SEIDS) to look up sites monitored by the IEPA in your home county. Public notices and new releases are found here; plus, a page just for kids.
Illinois Pollution Control Board
Keep up with the latest state environmental legislation and administrative rulings.
Reports/Publications
Environmental Register
Newsletter of the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Includes information on federal actions and legislative updates.
Environmental Progress
News from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Quarterly

Genealogy

Genealogy
This guide to genealogy offers links to online resources and advice on how to get started on your family tree.
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database
This is a searchable database of over 250,000 men from Illinois who volunteered to fight for the Union Army. Search by last name, unit, or residence. Further information, including date of muster and rank, is available in the printed edition. Site includes histories of Illinois Civil War regiments and units; also information on how to obtain copies of original Illinois Civil War records.

Health & Vital Statistics

Illinois Department of Public Health
Find statistics, news releases, and publications on current health concerns at this site.
Vital Health Statistics of Illinois (some material requires Adobe Acrobat to view)
Comprehensive summary of statistics by state, county and some larger cities includes births, deaths (and cause of death), infant mortality, and more.

Statistical Databases/Sources

Some of the databases listed below allow you to search by Illinois or Illinois counties while others have state and/or county-level statistical data contained in them.

Agricultural Statistics - requires Adobe
This site can be used to access statistics on agriculture production, supplies, consumption, facilities, cost, and returns.
County and City Data Book
The good people of the University of Virginia and Duke have created interactive databases that let users customize their own data sets. A wide variety of variables for states, counties, cities and places is at your disposal from 1939 (Duke) and 1944 (Virginia).
County Business Patterns
Employment, wage, and establishment data for both states and counties is presented here. 1986 forward.
Historical, Social, Economic and Demographic Data from the U.S. Decennial Census
This site lets you choose variables within a given census, then provides you with a table showing the results.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - requires Adobe
The book of criminal justice statistics contains state data on arrests, budgets, crimes, criminals, prisoners, sentences, and surveys. If it's a statistic you 're looking for, you'll likely find it here.
State Personal Income
This site provides access to state data for information such as wage and salary disbursements by industry, personal income by major source and earnings by industry.

Subject Guides