Interested in which community is hosting fireworks? The Chicago Tribune published a list of many towns getting ready to celebrate the holiday.
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Speak to an Attorney for free, provided by Between Friends, an advocacy organization to help battered women and children of domestic violence. You can call to set an appointment at either at Rolling Meadows or a Chicago location. Please call for a specific location 773-274-5232 x23.
Also, please review the attached to find dates of this service and free or low cost legal services.
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We often receive questions about copyright; e.g. ownership of one’s work, what is needed to use another’s work, public domain, etc. A helpful guideline is provided by the U.S. Copyright Office.
If you have not yet attempted to file your state and federal income tax forms electronically, be aware that e-filing has personal benefits. If you are receiving a refund, you can elect to have it directly deposited in to your bank account, and you will get your money much faster than if you wait to have a check sent to you. By filing electronically and choosing direct deposit, the time lapse from submitting your form to getting your refund can be less than a week! And you will not be using any paper in the entire transaction.
The IRS allows anyone to e-file their federal forms for free: Free File.
The State of Illinois also allows e-filing: e-Services for Individuals and direct electronic deposit for refunds.
Make this the year you go electronic: save paper and time!
The Bureau of the Public Debt announced this summer that as of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.
But savings bonds, introduced in 1935, are not going away. Electronic savings bonds in Series EE and I will remain available through purchase in TreasuryDirect®, a secure, web-based system operated by Public Debt – where investors have been purchasing savings bonds, available 24/7, since 2002.
Those currently holding paper savings bonds can continue to redeem them at financial institutions. Bonds, which have not matured, but were lost, stolen or destroyed, can be reissued in paper or electronic form.
Series I paper savings bonds remain available for purchase using part or all of one’s tax refund. For more information on this feature, visit www.irs.gov.
For more information about the elimination of paper savings bonds and how to enroll in TreasuryDirect, visit
CareerBliss.com, an online career portal, recently named the top 'comeback jobs' of 2011. Take a look at the Top 10 List and if any of these jobs appeal to you, please ask one of our reference librarians to introduce you to our online subscription, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.