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Retiree Organizations:
AARP
http://www.aarp.org/states/il/
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME),
http://www.afscme.org/226.cfm
Illinois Education Association (IEA), http://www.ieanea.org/
Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), http://www.ift-aft.org/
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), http://www.imrf.org/retirees/retiree_homepage.htm
Illinois Retirement Security Initiative (IRSI), http://www.ilretirementsecurity.org/
State Universities Retirement System (SURS)http://www.surs.com/homepage.surs
Teachers Retirement System (TRS), http://trs.illinois.gov/
University Professionals of Illinois (UPI), http://www.upilocal4100.org/

Insurance
Central Management Services,
http://www.state.il.us/cms/3_servicese_ben_choice/  (217)782-7110
IL Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan, http://www.chip.state.il.us/
Division of Insurance - (217) 782-4515
Alzheimer's Disease Information  (800) 272-3900
Cancer Information   (800) 422-6237
Emergency Services & Disaster Agency   (800) 782-7860
Drugwatch - Keeping an Eye on Pharmaceuticals http://www.drugwatch.com
Hearing Aid Action Line   (800) 545-2200
Vision & Hearing Sccreening Program   (217) 782-4733
IL Spousal Continuation Law, http://www.gitlinlawfirm.com/documents/SpousalContinuationCoverageLaw1.pdf

Pensions
Chicago Teachers Pension Fund,
http://www.ctpf.org/
IMRF, Illinois Pension Code, http://www.imrf.org/legislation/IL_pension_code.htm
State Universities Retirement System (SURS), http://www.surs.com/homepage.surs
Teachers Retirement System (TRS), http://trs.illinois.gov/
State Employees Retirement System (SERS), http://www.state.il.us/SRS/SERS/home_sers.htm

Illinois Government
Legislators/Legislation
Capitol Complex Telephone Directory,
http://www.ilga.gov/directory.asp
Illinois General Assembly, http://www.ilga.gov/
Legislator Lookup, http://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx
Legislative Research Unit, http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lru/lru_home.html
How a Bill Becomes a Law, http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lis/98bill_law.pdf

Constitutional Officers
Comptroller's Office,
http://www.comptroller.state.il.us/
Governor's Office, http://www.il.gov/
Illinois Courts, http://www.state.il.us/court/
State Constitution, http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conent.htm

Campaign Contributions and Voting Records
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, http://www.ilcampaign.org/
Project Vote Smart (federal & state voting records), http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm
Center for Responsive Politics (federal campaign contributions), http://www.opensecrets.org
Center for Responsive Politics (federal campaign contributions by state), http://www.opensecrets.org/states/index.asp

State Departments & Agencies
Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability,
http://www.ilga.gov/commission/cgfa2006/home.aspx
Dept of Children & Family Services (DCFS), http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml
Dept of Revenue, www.tax.illinois.gov
Tax Information   (800) 732-8866; Circuit Breaker   (800) 624-2459
Dept of Natural Resources   (217) 782-6302
Dept of Labor   (217) 782-1710
Dept of Aging   (800) 252-8966
Dept of Veterans Affairs, http://www.state.il.us/agency/dva/   (217) 782-6641
Governor's Office of Women's Affairs, http://www.il.gov/gov/women2/
Governor's Office of Management and Budget, http://www.state.il.us/budget/
IL Board of Higher Education, http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/
IL Community College Board, http://www.iccb.state.il.us/
IL Department on Aging, http://www.state.il.us/aging/
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar
State Board of Elections, www.elections.state.il.us
State Universities Civil Service System, http://www.sucss.state.il.us/

Federal Departments & Agencies
Census Bureau,
http://www.census.gov/
Congressional Budget Office, http://www.cbo.gov/
Dept of Health & Human Services- Medicare, http://www.medicare.gov/
Public Aid   (800) 843-6154
Office of Rehabilitation   (800) 641-3929
TTY   (800) 447-6404
Federal Tax Information   (800) 829-1040
Medicare comparison of nursing homes, www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home.asp
Medicare enrollment, http://medicare-medicaid.com/medicare/medicare-enrollment/
Dept of Veterans Affairs,
http://www.va.gov/
General Accountability Office, http://www.gao.gov/
Library of Congress-Thomas (federal legislation), http://thomas.loc.gov/
Office of Management & Budget-President's Budget FY 08, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2008/budget.html
Social Security Administration, http://www.socialsecurity.gov/
US Treasury, http://www.treas.gov/offices/tax-policy/

Political News
State
Illinois Government Network News,
http://www.il.gov/news/
Capitol Fax, http://www.thecapitolfaxblog.com/
State Freedom of Information Map, http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/foiamap2.html

Federal
Congressional Quarterly,
http://public.cq.com/
Roll Call, http://www.rollcall.com/

Political, Policy and Economic Organizations
State
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability,
http://www.ctbaonline.org/
Institute of Government and Public Affairs, http://www.igpa.uiuc.edu/
Commerce & Economic Opportunity   (217) 782-7500
NIU Illinois Policy Survey, http://www.cgsniu.org/portfolio/policy_survey/index.html
Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois, http://www.taxpayfedil.org/

Chicago
The Civic Federation,
http://www.civicfed.org/


National
The Brookings Institution,
http://www.brookings.org/default.htm
The Cato Institute, http://www.cato.org/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, http://www.cbpp.org/
Economic Policy Institute, http://www.epi.org/
Government Research Association, http://www.graonline.org/
National Conference of State Legislatures, http://www.ncsl.org/
National Council on Aging, http://www.ncoa.org/
National Governors' Association, http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.5dbb9333fc52447ae8ebb856a11010a0/
Rand, http://www.rand.org/
Urban Institute, http://www.urban.org/
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