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Chicago Government Information: Home

A research guide for Chicago government information

Data, Geospatial & Business Services

Data, Geospatial & Business Services department is the main resource for state and local government information! Come to the department if you are doing government relation research!

Key Resources

City of Chicago Homepage - www.cityofchicago.org

Encyclopedia of Chicago
The Encyclopedia of Chicago contains thousands of historical resources related to Chicago's history.

Google Books
Many Chicago government documents have been digitized, especially pre-1923 (out of copyright) publications.

Chicago History Resources: Chicago Public Library
Explore Chicago's past with these resources from the Chicago Public Library. Its Municipal Reference Collection is a comprehensive group of documents from the City of Chicago, the Chicago Housing Authority, and the other local taxing bodies in the City.

IRAD: Illinois Regional Archives Depositories
Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), a system administered by the State Archives to manage the archival records of local governments. IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University houses selected governmental records for Chicago and Cook County from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

Subject Guide

Anne Zald
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Northwestern University Library
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