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Illinois Legislative Research Guide: Illinois Government

This research guide was developed for participants in the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program.

IL Government Documents @ Brookens

Brookens Library is an Illinois State Government Document Depository. The Illinois Government. Documents Collection is located on the 2nd Floor between the Legal Reference Collection and Federal Documents Collection. The documents are arranged according to a local classification scheme based upon the federal SuDoc system. 

Illinois General Assembly

The website of the Illinois General Assembly provides links to legislation & laws, legislative reports, Illinois Register, Illinois Compiled Statutes, Illinois Constitution, senate and house information, and additional resources Current as well as historical legislation is covered via full text of the Illinois Compiled Statutes and bills and Public Acts from the 90th and subsequent General Assemblies. Transcripts are available for older legislative years. Below are some additional resources that may help you in your legislative research.

Illinois Statistics

Directories and Handbooks

Records and Archives

Library Information