Statistical publications are produced by several Illinois departments and agencies. Websites and publications to start with are linked here.
General Statistical Resources (print format)
NU Online Resources:
Illinois Community Profiles
Really good statistical information of Illinois Communities by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Oppourtunity.
Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois population and economic statistics
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
Complete source for Illinois labor market information, such as statistics, projections and estimates and various reports.
Illinois Dept. of Public Health Statistics
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives. For more detailed data viewing and downloading at county/community level, use the IPLAN Data System.
The Illinois Report
By the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The center's previously published very useful statistical annual reports, the Illinois Statistical Abstract, are discontinued/no longer available (note: 1987, 1989-2001 are available in print and the 2004 IL Statistical Abstract is available from Web Archive Org.)
Illinois State Police : Uniform Crime Reports (Crimes in Illinois)
Crime in Illinois is published annually by the Illinois State Police, documenting reported crimes in Illinois cities and counties. The report also covers special jurisdictions such as universities and park district police agencies. Note: Scroll down to the bottom to find links to annual reports (1997 - current.)
Illinois Tax Statistics
By the Illinois Department of Revenue. You would be suprised to learn that so much information can come from tax statistics! For example, its "Equalized Assessed Valuations of Local and State-Assessed Property" can be used as an indicator of land use change (residential, industrial, agricultural.)
(Northern) Illinois Data
The northern Illinois business and industry data center developed by the Regional Development Institute, Northern Illinois University, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
Standard Industrial Classificaton (SIC) Code Reporting
The SIC report is compiled to provide detail information regarding the types of business collecting the various taxes connected to the retailing of tangible personal property. This report shows the amount of each tax type, by a category grouping and totals for each incorporated municipality, the unincoporated areas of each county. In addition this report provides grand totals for the following: