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News from the Reference Desk

Jump Start Your Business: Generating Leads and Holding On to Customers

This morning's program was presented by Bonnie Richter with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Harper College as part of the Jump Start Your Business series, cosponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Library.  The presentation material is now available: Download Generating Leads

By MPPL on March 9, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Job Fair on March 6, 2010: Arlington Park & Levy Restaurants

Arlington Park and Levy Restaurants will be recruiting for several hundred jobs for the 2010 racing season at a Job Fair to be held Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

Positions to be filled include:

 

Security Officers

Guest Services Representatives

Laborers

Housekeeping Staff

Concessions, Restaurants, Banquets Back Of House – Kitchen personnel

 

Interviews will be conducted on-site. Please bring copies of resumes and reference to the job fair.

 

By MPPL on March 2, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

The CARD Act of 2009

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) of 2009 goes into effect on Monday, February 22, 2010.  Know what this means for your credit card contracts, protection, and practices from the White House Press Office. The SunTimes also published an article today which outlines some of those changes.

By MPPL on February 1, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Residential Energy Credit IRS Form 5695

The nonbusiness energy property credit has been reinstated for qualified property placed in service after 2008. The credit is limited to a total of $1,500 for tax years 2009 and 2010. The credit has also been expanded to include certain biomass fuel stoves and asphalt roofs. 

 

Please take a look at Form 5695 to see if you qualify for this credit.

By MPPL on January 11, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Tax forms and publications

Many of the most commonly used tax forms and publications for 2009 are now available at the Library.  If you are not able to find the form or publication you need, you may either access them from the IRS at www.irs.gov or visit the Reference Desk and we may download a form or short publication for you.  We also have compiled a Tax Information Guide for 2009, which includes information regarding local tax preparation assistance.  We also have multiple copies of 2009 tax guides available for 7-day checkouts.  Please contact the Reference desk if you have additional questions.

By MPPL on December 30, 2009 Categories: Uncategorized

Smart Shopping: Be an Informed Consumer

Reference Services recently offered a session which focused on evaluating quality purchases, comparing product features, and gauging professional/editor and peer/user reviews.  For patrons who were not able to attend our presentation, we've attached it in its original PowerPoint format.  Please let our Reference Department know if we can assist you further in any specific product or service search. Download Consumer Information Session 111209

By MPPL on November 13, 2009 Categories: Uncategorized

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The application period for low-income individuals of family in Illinois to apply winter home heating assistance has opened.  The state received $174.6 million in federal funds this year to assist low-income families with energy bills.  One person is eligible with a monthly income of up to $1,354 in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  A family of four can earn up to $2,756 per month.  Thirty-five local agencies administer grants.  Officials expect to help 300,000 households this winter.  Please visit liheapillinois.com for information.  The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families also has contact and application information.

By MPPL on November 5, 2009 Categories: Uncategorized

H1N1 flu vaccine

Cook County has begun offering the H1N1 flu vaccine.  To get the vaccine through Cook County, you must call and make an appointment.  You will then be directed to the nearest clinic location.  Currently, Cook County is asking that "priority groups" be given first access to the vaccine.
 
The number to call to make an appointment in the North District is 847/818-2860 (847/818-2023 TDD)  You can also call the general number at 708/836-8600.
By MPPL on November 2, 2009 Categories: Uncategorized

Illinois Secretary of State’s Emergency Contact Database

Illinois driver's license and identification holders can now add emergency contact information to a database that emergency personnel can access if an individual is unable to communicate after an accident.  Go to: Emergency Contact Database to find more information and to participate.

By MPPL on September 30, 2009 Categories: Uncategorized

Illinois Secretary of State's Emergency Contact Database

Illinois driver's license and identification holders can now add emergency contact information to a database that emergency personnel can access if an individual is unable to communicate after an accident.  Go to: Emergency Contact Database to find more information and to participate.

By MPPL on Categories: Uncategorized