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Government Information: Home

How and where to find United States federal and other government information.

Current Issues

Hurricane Dorian

  • Track Hurricane Dorian using tools from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) here.
  • Proclamation 9919 of August 30, 2019 National Preparedness Month, 2019 by the President can be found here.
  • September 4th remarks from the President on Hurricane Dorian can be found here.
  • September 4th White House video which appears to show an edited photo of NOAA predictions to include Alabama shared via the White House's twitter can be found here.
  • Images of Thursday, August 29, 2019 NOAA hurricane predictions shared by President Trump via tweet can be found here.
  • NOAA's twitter: https://twitter.com/NOAA

Useful Overview Sources

Guide to the Guide

This guide is laid out a little differently than others, so here's a guide to the things you can find here.

Find By Subject- Government information sorted according to subject or discipline, as well as the FDLP basic collections (all the documents the US Government requires FDLP libraries to provide to citizens)

Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branch tabs- Contain information about the three branches of the Federal Government, including major publications and helpful websites

Departmental Pages- Links to many different government departments across different branches.

Data Sources- Government and government related sites that include statistical data of various sorts.

Laws- Various sites on laws, including the legislative process, legal codes and judicial decisions. 

History- Content about the history of the US Government, as well as historical information available for the government.

Budget- Material on the Federal budget and economic issues.

FOIA Requests- How to obtain information from the US Government

Illinois State Information- Information from the state government of Illinois.

Chicago Information- Information from the city government of Chicago, including the city's Data Portal.

General Guides to the U.S. Government- Reference works about the functions of the US Government.

General Information Sources

Government Information Librarian

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Katherine Paterson
(773) 508-2649

FDLP Membership

“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”