We have many titles to help you prepare for the Citizenship Test, located near the Reference Desk. We also want to share the link to the 100 Civic questions and answers for the naturalization test, as made available by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
News from the Reference Desk
The Illinois workNet Center will host a Resource Fair with organizations including:
- the Anixter Center North, Catholic Charities, CEDA, Chicago Federation of Labor, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Disabilityworks, District 214, Frisbie Senior Center Des Plaines, Jewish Vocational Services, Journey, The Road Home, My Free Taxes, Safer Foundation, The Harbour, Inc.
The IDESis co-sponsoring this Resource Fair. This program is open to the general public.
“We are hosting this Resource Fair to meet the critical community needs by offering access to important services,”said Lisa Maentz, Associate Director Business and Career Services, Inc. Maentz added,“We feel it is especially important to provide access to these services under one roof .” To view participating organizations, visit workNet.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2013
WHO: Major resource agencies providing community support services access.
WHAT: Services include emergency/transitional shelter, Veteran’s Outreach, disability support, tax filing information, employment/job placement, re-entry support and more.
WHERE: IDES/Illinois workNet Center, 723 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Times are changing and while many taxpayers choose to file their taxes electronically, others still prefer to submit their forms by mail. The print shipments from the IRS and IDOR to public libraries have been delayed and reduced significantly this year.
The Library no longer has state instruction books available and IDOR will not be sending additional quantities of forms nor instructions to the Library. As of this date, the Library has not yet received the IRS instructions for the 1040 or 1040A.
To request forms to be delivered to you individually in print, you may call the IRS or IDOR directly, or download and print copies of forms, instructions, or publications.
Illinois Department of Revenue: 800-356-6302 (Note: the IDOR is encouraging filers to submit electronically and have limited the amounts of forms/instructions shipped to public libraries.) http://www.revenue.state.il.us/TaxForms/index.htm
The IDOR and IRS determine their own shipping dates.
Our Reference Desk would happy to help you access the IRS or IDOR websites to locate the forms you may need.
Genealogy has been a popular topic on the Web since its early days. In recent years many more companies are making genealogical resources available online. Genealogy In Time is an online magazine that reports on this aspect of the Web. Its editors have recently published a list of the top 100 genealogy websites based on usage; visit this site to find out what sites are most popular as well an analysis of the current state of genealogy.
Anne Shaughnessy, Genealogy Reference Librarian
The Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Grant and Illinos Cares Rx is no longer being funded, effective July 1, 2012. However, a few benefits are still being offered:
- Seniors Free Transit Ride
- The Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
- Secretary of State License Plate Discount
You must submit a Benefit Access Application online only. Paper applications are not available or accepted.
For more info, follow link to Illlinois Department on Aging or contact the Senior HelpLine at 800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).
Box office success of Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, has boosted public interest in the life of Abraham Lincoln, and visits to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL
Want to know what others in your field may be earning? There is always salary.com, but there is also some specific detail available thru the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS Wage Data provides occupation, compensation, industry, geographic, and other demophraphic figures which can be very helpful in setting and negotiating salaries.
SCORE, Village Bank & Trust, Harper College, Robert Morris University and SALUTE, Inc. have partnered to create an informational seminar on Veterans financing. The presentation will feature topics on home financing as well as small business loans. Discussion will include the Patriot Express Loan for new or expanding businesses. Dinner will be provided.
Please call or RSVP online
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Event Phone: (847) 870-6020
2950 West Golf Road
Rolling Meadows IL 60008
The Cook County Property Tax Portal is the result of collaboration among the elected officials who take part in the property tax system. The portal consolidates information and delivers Cook County taxpayers a one-stop customer service website.
The Illinois Veterans History Project was launched by Secretary of State Jesse White to create a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state and country during war, so that their contributions will be not be forgotten.
To participate in the Illinois Veterans History Project, veterans or their family members can obtain an Illinois Patriots Information Forms online, at driver services facilities or public libraries throught Illinois.
Veterans or their family members can complete this form and share their remembrances on the back or on a separate sheet of paper. Those who participate will receive an Official Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in this project.