Government Resources

Elected Officials

  • Elected Officials - Names, addresses, and phone numbers for federal, state, county, Evanston Township, City of Evanston, and School officials.

Tax Forms

Evanston City Government

Cook County Resources

State of Illinois Resources

  • State and Local Government on the Net - Illinois: Illinois statewide offices; legislative, judicial, and executive branches; boards and commissions; counties, cities; more.
  • State of Illinois Home Page: Find everything from state agencies and legislative information to tourism and fishing.
  • State News and Statistics: Current Illinois news; data on budget and taxes, crime, environment, income, and population.
  • Illinois State Agency Database List: A list of Illinois state agency databases with information that doesn't necessarily show up directly from a Google search. Maintained by GODORT (the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable). 
  • Find-It Illinois - Finds information from all Illinois government websites and databases.
  • Illinois Blue Book - Annual fact book on Illinois with names and addresses of Illinois officials, a directory of all Illinois municipal governments, statistics, and history.
  • Illinois Report 2013- Covers health care, the economy, poverty, energy, and education funding. From the Institute of Government and Public Affairs
  • IllinoisData.com - Demographic, economic, crime, education, housing and health statistics for counties and the Chicago metroplitan area, collected by the Northern Illinois Business and Industry Data Center.
  • Illinois Atlas - Free downloadable collection of Illinois and U.S. maps with demographic, economic, and education statistics.
  • Illinois Compiled Statutes
  • Illinois Court System
  • Illinois Periodicals Online - Searchable full text of Illinois Issues, Illinois History, Illinois Municipal Review, Illinois Parks and Recreation, and other magazines published by the State of Illinois.

Federal Government Resources

  • USA.gov: Easy to use index to 51 million federal and state government websites; great if you don't know which agency you need!
  • Code of Federal Regulation: Search and read all 50 titles of federal agency regulations.
  • U.S. Code:The most complete and current version of federal law; search by popular name, date passed, or keywords.
  • Federal Digital System: Locate, print, or request publications from federal government agencies.  Search for bills before Congress, transcripts of House and Senate hearings, the Congressional Record and Committee Reports; as well as the U.S. Code (laws as currently in effect), Public Laws (laws arranged in the order they were passed, some in effect and some not), and United States (federal) court opinions.   
  • Fedstats: A complete list of federal statistics sources, by agency and by topic.
  • Congress.gov: Full text of all versions of House and Senate bills searchable by keyword or by bill number, as well as the full text of the Congressional Record. Includes a special section of hot legislation: major bills receiving floor action in the 104th Congress, as well as hot bills under consideration this week.
  • U.S. Senate Home Page: List of senators, bills, committee hearings, history, and votes.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Home Page: List of representatives, bills, committee hearings, history, and votes.
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census:Get data from the 2010 and  2000 Census; use the helpful American Factfinder to get statistics for your city zip code, or block.
  • U. S. Postal Service: Get current postal rates, order stamps, or use Zip Code Lookup and Address Information.
    Evanston Main Post Office
    1101 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 328-6288; TDD/TTY 1-877-877-7833
    Weekdays 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m. and Saturday 7:30a.m.-3:00p.m.
    Evanston North Station
    929 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 328-6288; TDD/TTY 1-877-877-7833
    Weekdays 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. and Saturday 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
    Evanston South Station
    701 Main St., Suite 1, Evanston, IL 60202
    (847) 328-6288; TDD/TTY 1-877-877-7833
    Weekdays 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. and Saturday 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
  • Social Security Online: Answers to all your questions about social security cards, numbers and benefits. Also has a list of the most popular baby names!
  • Local Evanston Social Security Office: 2116 Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL 60201. 800-772-1213 phone, Office hours 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Monday-Friday.

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