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Illinois Administrative Code

1. A complete text of the code:

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/titles.html

2. For help in using the code, try this site from Southern Illinois University:

http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/illadmincode.htm

3. Illinois Register

For current and archives issues of the Illinois Register:
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/home.html

Information about the General Assembly

For the Senate:  http://www.ilga.gov/senate/default.asp

For the House:  http://www.ilga.gov/house/

1. There is a lot of information about current members of the Illinois General Assembly. The most interesting information consists of biography, list of bills sponsored and committee membership.

2. There are legislative calendars, committee schedules and veto sessions.

3. Committees are listed along with links to the members and bills sponsored by each committee.

4. Journals are published for each chamber listing roll call votes, texts of amendments and also messages from the governor.

5. Floor debates for each chamber are included.

(The library also has a copy of the Illinois Blue Book. It is kept at the Reference Desk.  This title provides information about members of the Illinois General Assembly.)

 

Illinois State Legal Resources

Laws and Legislation
Where to find legislative information

1. Pending Bills

Illinois General Assembly:  http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/default.asp
This site includes text of bills and links to amendments (if any).  It also provides links to voting records for bills.  The bill status link provides a chronological listing of activity on bills in the General Assembly.  You can also search by house or senate number.

2. Public Acts

Illinois General Assembly: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/default.asp
Public Act is the name of the law passed by the Illinois General Assembly.  Acts passed by the current General Assembly are searchable.

If you are looking for Public Acts passed by previous General Assemblies, check the year desired.  Public Acts are available online back to 1997:  http://www.ilga.gov/PreviousGA.asp

3. Miscellaneous items passed by the General Assembly

Illinois General Assembly: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/default.asp
Check here for resolutions, joint resolutions, constitutional amendments and executive orders.

4. Bills Affecting Specific Sections of the Illinois Compiled Statutes

If you do not know the bill number, there is a way to identify it.  There is a keyword search box on the Illinois General Assembly website:  http://www.ilga.gov.  

In quotes, list the Illinois Compiled Statutes section you are researching.  All bills affecting this section will be retrieved. At this point, you can locate the bill to learn about changes, additions, etc.

 

Illinois State Statutes

1. Illinois General Assembly

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

2. Illinois Compiled Statutes

Ask at Reference Desk

3. Illinois Compiled Statues Annotated (Smith-Hurd)

Ref/Law/348.9773/Illinois

 

Illinois Court Cases

The Oak Lawn Library subscribes to Westlaw. Westlaw does include Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court decisions.  However, you must come to the library to access this database.

If you are unable to visit the library, the following sites may be of value.

1. Illinois Supreme Court Decision

Full-text decisions available since 1996: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_supreme.asp

2. Illinois Appellate Court Decisions

Full-text decisions available since 1996:
http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_apellate.asp

3. Illinois Jury Instruction for Civil Cases (recent instructions)

http://www.state.il.us/court/CircuitCourt/JuryInstructions/

4. Illinois Supreme Court rules

http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Rules/default.asp

5. Miscellaneous Sites

For information about lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois look at Lawyer Search in the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission site:  http://www.iardc.org

(The Oak Lawn Library subscribes to the Martindale-Hubbell Directory which provides information about many lawyers; the volume is kept at the Reference Desk.)

6. For information about filing a complaint against a judge search the Judicial Inquiry Board:  http://www.state.il.us/jib

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