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!