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American FactFinder

Index of data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, including population, ethnic, divorce, economic, poverty, and migration statistics, as well as the procedures that generate them. You can use American FactFinder to view, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business. Using FactFinder, you can also find U.S. Census Bureau products; create reference and thematic maps; and search for specific data. [Freely Accessible Website]

American FactFinder Community Facts

Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community. [Freely Accessible Website]

Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections

The Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections provides a summary of taxes collected by state for 5 broad tax categories and up to 25 tax subcategories. [Freely Accessible Website]

Crime in Illinois

Crime in Illinois is published annually by the Illinois State Police, documenting reported crimes in Illinois cities and counties. The report also covers special jurisdictions such as universities and park district police agencies. [Freely Accessible Website]

Crime and Risk Factor Data Tools

Provided by the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, this website serves as an Internet clearinghouse of criminal justice data for the State of Illinois. [Freely Accessible Website]

Descriptive Guide to the Holdings of the Illinois State Archives

This database contains descriptions of the records held by the Illinois State Archives and is the primary guide to the body of archival records created by the government of the State of Illinois. The records described in this database are arranged to reflect the governmental structures that created them and administrative histories explaining those structures are included. Records are arranged according to the principle of provenance (records from one creating agency are not mixed with those from another) and they are also indexed by subject. The records are available for use during the Archives normal business hours. [Freely Accessible Website]

Federal, State, and Local Governments

Provides access to United States Census Bureau programs covering local, state and Federal agencies and activities. Census products accessible via the website include the most recent Census of Governments. A Census of Governments is taken at 5-year intervals as required by law under Title 13, United States Code, Section 161. The census covers three major subject fields - government organization, public employment, and government finance. [Freely Accessible Website]

Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS)

FFIS is a subscription service jointly created by the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Its primary mission is to track and report on the fiscal impact of federal budget and policy decisions on state budgets and programs. This information is maintained in a database of more than 200 federal grant-in-aid programs and is disseminated to subscribers through a regular series of reports and briefs. [In-library Access Only]

Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service

The Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service (IASS) is one of 45 State Statistical Offices within the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). IASS is operated through a cooperative arrangement with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The primary responsibilities of IASS are the development and issuance of statistics about Illinois Agriculture. The Service prepares and issues official USDA estimates that include acres planted and harvested, yield per acre and production of the major crops, number of livestock on farms, livestock products, stocks of agricultural commodities, value and utilization of farm products, prices received and paid by farmers, and cost of producing crop and livestock commodities. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Blue Book

First published in 1861, the Illinois Blue Book is a nationally recognized source of information about our state’s executive, judicial and legislative branches of government. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Board of Higher Education Data Book

The Data Book is an annual publication providing a wealth of information about Illinois higher education.The Data Book includes information on enrollments, degrees awarded, staffing levels and compensation, student costs, and higher education finance. The data are drawn from all Illinois institutions of higher education having degree-granting authority. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Census 2010

Illinois' 2010 census results show over 12.8 million (12,830,632) people live in Illinois, up 3.3 percent since 2000. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics

The online edition of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics Annual Report. This is a unique resource for tracking child abuse and neglect trends in Illinois, including demographic information about child victims and perpetrators. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Comptroller's Office – Reports

This website of the Illinois Comptroller's Office provides access to a number of fiscal reports including the latest Appropriations Report and the Detailed Annual Report. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Congressional District Maps and Boundary Descriptions (2011)

Includes downloadable boundary descriptions of Illinois' 19 Congressional Districts from the 2011 Congressional redistricting. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Department of Corrections Reports and Statistics

This website provides access to the Illinois Department of Corrections' Statistical Presentation. This document provides insights regarding the types of offenders sentenced to the Department. Most of the data summarize sentencing and length of stay trends over the last ten years to identify factors contributing to the expanding prison population. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Department of Public Health-Health Statistics

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives. These numbers also provide the basis for developing and implementing public health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Statistics

This website provides access to statistics compiled by the Illinois Department of Revenue including statistics for total revenue collected, property taxes, and total payments to local governments. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Documents Collection on Internet Archive

The Illinois Documents collection on the Internet Archive covers the entire scope of state government as Illinois evolved into an agrarian and industrial powerhouse. The coal mining industry was a critical part of the state’s economy during the past 100 years and the Illinois Coal Reports (1883-1986) document advances in mining technology, workmen compensation and mine safety legislation. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Economy at a Glance

Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site offers key economic statistics for Illinois. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois General Assembly

The official home page for the Illinois General Assembly. Persons may search the full text of bills and resolutions, Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), Public Acts, and the Illinois constitution. In additon, users may find the schedules, committees, journals, and debate transcripts of Illinois House and Senate members. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Handbook of Government

The Illinois Handbook of Government contains photographs, addresses and phone numbers of Illinois' constitutional officers, state legislators and members of Congress. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics

The Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics publication contains information on the centerline miles totaled by IDOT District, county, pavement type, functional class, and urban areas. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program develops monthly and annual estimates of the labor force, employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate for the State, metropolitan areas, counties and municipalities that have a population of at least 25,000. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Roadway Crash Data

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) offers a wide variety of data summaries and reports about motor vehicle crashes. This website offers access to crash data summary reports, fact sheets and interactive tools, based on a topic selected below. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois State Board of Elections Publications

Publications available from this website include the latest Candidate's Guide and Local Election Officials Handbook. Vote totals for general and primary elections are also provided, as well as Congressional and state legislative district maps. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois State Board of Elections Vote Totals

This section of the Illinois State Board of Elections' website allows you to search and view vote totals in current and past elections. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois State Budget Books

The Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs. The Office also issues general obligations and Build Illinois bonds, manages the state's capital program, analyzes state agency programs and budgets and evaluates personnel and operating needs. The major areas of review are education, health and social services, public assistance, debt management, public safety and the environment. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois State Representative District Maps and Boundary Descriptions (2011)

Includes downloadable boundary descriptions of Illinois' 118 State Representative Districts from the 2011 legislative redistricting. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois State Senate District Maps and Boundary Descriptions (2011)

Includes downloadable boundary descriptions of Illinois' 59 State Senate Districts from the 2011 legislative redistricting. [Freely Accessible Website]

Illinois Travel Statistics

The Illinois Travel Statistics booklet contains a variety of current and historical traffic information. Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) data is summarized by IDOT Highway District, county, functional class, road system, and urbanized area. [Freely Accessible Website]

The Ledger – Illinois Comptroller's Office

The Ledger is your portal to Illinois government. State financial records, as well as official reports and analyses can all be found here. [Freely Accessible Website]

Local BEA Regional Facts (BEARFACTS)

BEA Regional Facts--BEARFACTS--consists of computer-generated narratives for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and BEA Economic Areas. The narratives describe an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income. [Freely Accessible Website]

Open Book: A Searchable Database of State Contracts and Campaign Contributions

Provided by the Illinois Comptroller's Office, this database combines information from the Comptroller's accounting system with the Illinois State Board of Elections semi-annual campaign finance disclosure reports, filed by political committees. Simply enter the name of an entity that conducts business with the State of Illinois, and compare that entity's state contract to any political contributions it has made. [Freely Accessible Website]

State and County Quickfacts

State and County QuickFacts provides quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography. Tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various United States Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available at the national, state, and county level. [Freely Accessible Website]

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included. [Freely Accessible Website]

State Health Facts Online

State Health Facts is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts is comprised of more than 800 health indicators and provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including Kaiser Family Foundation reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations. [Freely Accessible Website]

State Legislative Websites Directory

Provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS), this database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, issue reports, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.

State Policy Reports

State Policy Reports is rich with information about the 50 states. Published twice a month (except in August and December when it is published once), each issue covers a variety of topics including trends in state spending, the quarterly index of state economic momentum, federal aid to states and state tax burdens. [In-library Access Only]

Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960-2016)

This library database from HeinOnline provides access to 22,000 bibliographic records from Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast Robertson's Subject Compilations Bibliography Series. Many records contain extensive annotations with links directly to articles and other documents residing in HeinOnline. In addition to a searchable database, HeinOnline includes the exact replicas of the original bound volumes.

Also included in this collection is the State Law Index: An Index and Digest to the Legislation of the States of the United States Enacted During the Biennium, volumes 1-12 (1925-1948). This index, published biennially by the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress, is a valuable source for identifying, by subject, session laws enacted by the various states during the years involved. [Remote Access Available]

Uniform Law Commission

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), established in 1892, promotes uniformity of law among the several states on subjects as to which uniformity is desirable and practicable. ULC's website provides access to completed Acts, as well as uniform law bills currently under consideration by state legislatures.