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Chicago Government Information: Home

Information from the Local Chicago Government

Digital Access to City Documents

Physical Documents

UIC has served as a depository for Chicago City and Cook County documents in the past and has a legacy collection of City Documents.  Documents are cataloged in ishare and are available on the 3rd floor of the Daley Library under the call numbers beginning with ILL/Chi for Chicago and ILL/CC for Cook County.

Additionally, the Library has a number of Chicago Government related documents in storage, these are searchable in the catalog and can be requested.

Microform Documents

There are a number of significant microform collections of City Documents, some officially published by the City, some by the federal government related to local content, some by independent agencies.This collection features content from the following sources and others.

Cook County Illinois Documents 1972-1999

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

Chicago City Directories 1839-1923

US Census Rolls for Chicagoland 1840-1920

These items are located on the 2nd floor of the Daley Library in the Southwest corner of the microform section.

Cook County Documents

State Legal Resources

Reference Librarian

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Benjamin Aldred
Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St.
2-198 LIB
Chicago, IL 60607
(708) 634-8373