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Free resources made available by either local, state, or federal governmental entities.
These are links to the major official sources of federal and Illinois primary authority on the web.
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's on USA.gov. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources, including access to government information by topic.
The White House
Executive branch resources, including executive orders
The recently-redesigned legislative information Web site of the Library of Congress (replacing Thomas) provides access to Congressional bills, Public Laws, and legislative history documents.
Supreme Court of the United States
Includes calendars, opinions and orders, merits briefs and court rules.
Maintained by the Administrative Office of the US Courts, this site provides a comprehensive list of US Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts.
This Web site from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) includes links to free versions of official government publications such as the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, the U.S. Code, the U.S. Government Manual, and much more.
United States Code
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information. This free version of the Code is not annotated, but is the latest official version published by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis. The current update status appears at the top of all e-CFR web pages.
Illinois General Assembly Homepage
Includes a free version of the Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated, Illinois information (including legislative history) and links to the Illinois Register and Illinois Administrative Codes.
Illinois Courts Web Site
This free Web site is the only place where you can find official versions of case opinions from the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Courts.
Illinois Executive Branch
Portal to the Web sites for the six statewide constitutional offices (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Comptroller).
Illinois Administrative Agencies
A directory of Web sites for State of Illinois Administrative Agencies.