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Illinois Digital Archive Jesse White Secretary of State

Illinois Digital Archives

Use at Home? Yes

Description: St. Charles, Kane County and Illinois local history documents, maps and photos.

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WorldCat Discovery

Illinois Libraries Group Catalog

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Use WorldCat Discovery to search the holdings of libraries across the state of Illinois.

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Check Illinois Instant Online Background Checks

Browse Illinois Libraries Group Catalog

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations. Check Illinois is their free background check service or choose more specific records databases if you know exactly what you’re looking for.


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Browse Illinois Public Records through Biblioboard

Use at Home? Yes

Formats Available: eBooks (plus some Audiobooks, Music, and Video)

Description: Always available collection of primarily eBooks, provided for free to everyone in Illinois thanks to the generosity of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries Systems (RAILS). Also includes local collections from other Illinois libraries and PressBooks tool to convert your manuscript into eBook format.


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