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Local Issues

Note
This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
American FactFinder
enter a street address to find census data;good source for population, housing, economic and geographic information
Chicago Fact Book
statistics and facts in a variety of categories
City of Chicago
official web site, including Mayor Daley's key speeches

Friends of the Chicago River
devoted to fostering the vitality of the Chicago River for the human, plant and animal communities within its watershed
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
information regarding air, land and water issues in state of Illinois
Learn Chicago
variety of information from the Chicago Public Library including Chicago's mayors, symbols and a Chicago timeline
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
officical comprehensive planning agency for the six county Chicago metropolitan area
NorthStarNet
information network of the greater Chicago area communities managed by the North Suburban Library System, the Suburban Library System, and 64 local libraries representing 124 communities
O'Hare Airport

good source for statistics and other outstanding features; see
World Gateway Program for information regarding expansion
Pioneer Press
publisher of 48 local community newspapers
State of Illinois

official web site including Illinois facts and state symbols
University of Illinois Mascot
information, archived records and press releases on mascot Chief Illiniwek of the University of Illinois

Selected Books In The Oakton Library
Chicago's O'Hare Airport: World's Busiest, World's Best
Call Number: TL726.4 C45H68 (DP Oversize)

The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History
Call Number: F547.C45H5 (RHC)

The Chicago River: An Illustrated History & Guide To The River & Its Waterways
Call Number: F547.C45S65 (DP)

Comparative Guide to American Suburbs
Call Number: REF HA214.C65 (DP)

Ethnic Chicago: A Multicultural Portrait
Call Number: F548.9A1.E85 (DP & RHC)

Shaping Contemporary Suburbia: Perspectives on Development Control in Metropolitan Chicago
Call Number: HT168.C48S38 (RHC)

This is Evanston: A Guide to History, Government, Education, and Community Resources
Call Number: REF F549.E8L4 (RHC)

Periodicals
Look at the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune,
Crain's Chicago Business and the Des Plaines Times in the Periodicals Department.

Tip
Access the full text of the
Chicago Tribune at the Library's web site. Full text articles can be sent to your e-mail account.

Note
This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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