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Cities and towns of the Chicagoland area, as well as local resources for political parties, voting, government offices, education, and local and state laws.

You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great Responses from the Twitter Trend
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend "You Know You're from Chicago When."

Mayor Daley City of Chicago Speech 2009
Read the complete, unedited text of Mayor Richard M. Daley's City of Chicago Address 2009 and see a video of the address.

Chicago Public Schools - Calendar for the 2009-2010 School Year
Find the Chicago Public Schools calendar for 2009-2010 for regular elementary and high schools. It includes the dates the Chicago Public Schools are closed.

How Do I Learn More About a Particular Chicago Public School?
Learn how to find information on individual Chicago public schools, including location, test scores, magnet school status, and more.

What is my Neighborhood Chicago Public School?
Learn how to quickly identify your Chicago Public School based on your home address or potential home address.

Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.

How to Contact IL Governor Pat Quinn
Find the phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and other contact information for IL Governor Pat Quinn.

How to Contact U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Find contact information, phone numbers, and website resources for U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois.

How to Contact U.S. Senator Roland Burris (D-IL)
Find contact information, phone numbers, and website resources for U.S. Senator Roland Burris, a Democrat from Illinois. He is the junior senator from Illinois.

Chicago School Closings List
See the most up-to-date list of Chicago school closings and Chicago business closings from the Emergency Closings Center.

Grant Park Photos from Election Night 2008
See election night photos from Grant Park on the night Barack Obama won his bid for President of the United States.

IL Voter Rights - Guide to Voting Rights in Illinois
Find your Illinois voting rights, what to do if you're running into voting rights violations, and other helpful information.

How to Confirm Your Voter Registration in DuPage County, IL
Confirm that you are registered to vote in DuPage County, IL.

List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.

Where to Buy a Chicago City Sticker for Your Car or Truck
If you live in Chicago and own a car or truck, you need a current city sticker. Find out where to buy them here.

What is a Chicago Alderman?
What is a Chicago alderman?

What is a Chicago Ward?
What is a Chicago ward? Find out here.

Who is my Chicago Alderman?
Identify your Chicago alderman quickly and effectively.

Chicago Neighborhoods, Community Areas, Wards – Maps and FAQs
What is the difference between a Chicago neighborhood and a Chicago community area? What exactly are wards? Find answers, see maps, and more with this Chicago FAQ answer sheet.

City of Chicago Warming and Cooling Centers
During extreme cold or hot weather, the City of Chicago offers these six warming and cooling centers to shelter citizens who need them.

Who is My Illinois State Senator and What District Do I Live In?
Identify your Illinois State Senator and district easily and accurately with this guide.

Who is My Illinois State Representative and What District Do I Live in?
Identify your Illinois State Representative and district easily and accurately with this guide for Illinois residents.

The 2011 Mayoral Inaugural Festivities for Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel
Official guide to the Inauguration festivities for Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

Escape the Heat in Chicago
Feeling the heat in Chicago? Learn where to find a cooling center in Cook County to escape this excessive heat.

Getting to Know President Barack Obama
Learn about U.S. President Barack Obama, including his political ties to Chicago, his family, his dogs, and more.

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