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  • Background Checks Whether you’re looking for a babysitter, checking on neighbors, or hiring a new employee, background checks can provide you with powerful insight into the activities of individuals with whom you may be seeking to trust or do business.  Check Illinois is part of the Public Records tool.
  • Legal Forms Find business and personal legal forms for Illinois. Also includes definitions and a lawyer directoryTutorial
  • Westlaw Next In Library Use only
    Access Illinois-related federal and state cases, statutes and regulations.  Tutorials (must create free account to access)
  • Law Reference Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library – use reference books in the library or from home 24/7. This database contains a wide variety of law reference books. Find authoritative information on a large number of topics. It’s like having a tall stack of reference books at your fingertips!   Try these tutorials: Browsing Titles and Searching for Information.
  • Public Records Electronic Database Find new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures & sales, and bankruptcies in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will counties.  Also, run background checks using Check Illinois.
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  • USA.gov Official information and services from the U.S. government. Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it’s here on USA.gov. You’ll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources.
  • United States Code: Browse Government Printing Office offers the laws of the United States online as text, browsable by title, chapter, sub-chapter, and section.
  • Illinois Compiled Statutes Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau. Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law.
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  • DuPage County Election Division
  • Cook County Election Division
  • DuPage Recycling Guide
  • DuPage CRIS DuPage County is proud to bring you Community Resource Information System (CRIS), the leading source of social service information in the county. Through CRIS, we will provide you with access to the most current, accurate, and comprehensive social service information available.

Voter Information

For the April 4, 2023 Consolidated General Election, DuPage County voters may cast their ballots through voting by mail, during in-person early voting, or by voting on election day at any polling place in the county. Requests to vote by mail must be received by the Election Authority at least 5 days prior to the election, but voters are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

The first wave of vote by mail ballots was sent out 40 days prior to the election on February 23, 2023 and may take 4-5 business days to arrive at voters’ mailboxes. To make sure your vote by mail ballot gets counted, fill it out and mail it back or turn it in at a polling place as soon as possible. To be counted, the ballot must be postmarked by election day.

  • DuPage County Election Division: Voter Registration Access information about registering in person, online, or by mail to vote in DuPage County.
  • DuPage County Voter Lookup Get a personalized list of the candidates and issues on the ballot for your residence, your voter registration status, and your local polling place address.
  • Upcoming Election Dates in DuPage County
  • Illinois Voter Registration Lookup Check your voter registration status anywhere in Illinois. You must vote based on the address of your current permanent residence. There is no need to cancel your voter registration at your previous address.
  • Annenberg Classroom Provides resources and videos for learning basic U.S. government concepts and the Constitution.
  • Ballotpedia Serves as an encyclopedia on U.S. government and politicians
  • ISideWith Take a quiz to find out how your personal views align with candidates’ views, primarily for federal election candidates.
  • BallotReady Research the candidates and issues on your ballot and mark a sample ballot with your choices to take with you to the polls.
  • Vote411 Get unbiased information about local candidates, check your voter registration status, and print out a customized ballot with your marked selections to take with you on Election Day.
  • League of Women Voters of Elmhurst Provides unbiased local election, meeting observer reports, and candidate information for Elmhurst, IL.
  • VoteSmart Gives unbiased biographical, campaign, voting record, and funding information about candidates.
  • OpenSecrets Tracks the flow of money in U.S. politics and its effects on elections and policy.
  • Resources for Judges: The DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association gives ratings of judges. For Cook County, VoteforJudges and Injustice Watch are useful resources.
  • Media Bias/Fact Check Check the bias of various news sources. The site is funded by advertising and individual donors.
  • AllSides Get news from sources with multiple perspectives and biases, collected all in one place.
  • Snopes Fact-checks everything from political claims to urban legends. This not-for-profit site is funded primarily by advertising, but also through donations from readers and non-partisan organizations.
  • ProCon Provides unbiased, balanced pro/con information on controversial issues.
  • Politifact Investigates the veracity of claims made my politicians. This not-for-profit site is funded by partnerships, advertising, and grants.

Tax Information

The Library does not carry tax forms, but most tax forms and publications can be printed off of the pages below and staff are happy to help you print forms. Many of the popular publications regarding tax preparation are available for checkout from the Library. To learn more about how coronavirus impacts taxes, please visit the IRS page on coronavirus for updates.

To order federal forms by phone: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)
For federal tax information: 1-800-TAX-1040 (1-800-829-1040)
Find your local I.R.S. office.

To order state forms by phone: 1-800-356-6302
For state tax information: 1-800-732-8866 (8a.m. to 5 p.m.)


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