The Consumer Action Handbook is published each year by the Federal Citizen Information Center at the General Services Administration. Inside, you’ll find helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint and many other useful topics. MPPL has two copies in English and one in Spanish in our collection. You may also view the entire Handbook online or in PDF format.
Topics include: Banking, Employment, Health Care, Housing, Identify Theft, and other consumer interests.
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.
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).
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.