The Department on Aging
The Department on Aging manages services the State provides to help elderly residents.  These services include helping families select nursing homes, providing support services to help people stay in their homes and communities, and financial assistance for low-income seniors.  It also works to prevent elder abuse.

Comprehensive Insurance Plan
CHIP helps individuals who cannot find insurance from other sources get covered.  It is not free, and its primary purpose is to help individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation oversees banks,  and professionals like doctors who need State licenses to practice.  If you run a business, you may need a license from this agency.  If you are a consumer, you can look up disciplinary reports and file complaints.

Department of Healthcare and Family Services
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services' primary role is to support low-income families and inviduals, especially low-income families with children.  It manages the State's Medicaid program, ALLKIDS insurance program, and more.  It also can help single and divorced parents collect late child support payments.

Department of Insurance
The Department of Insurance regulates private insurance agencies within Illinois.  It also operates the Senior Health Insurance Program to help seniors navigate the gaps in Medicare and provides important consumer protection assistance.

Department of Public Health
The Department of Public Health's goal is to keep the people of Illinois healthy.  It oversees food sanitation, maintains birth and death records, runs health-related programs and more.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Illinois provides many services to veterans, including monetary assistance for low-income veterans and their families, veterans' homes, and free and reduced-price licenses for various activities.  Visit the department's website for more information.

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Office of the Comptroller
The comptroller's job is to manage the spending of State money.  If you want to track how your taxdollars are spent, you should visit her website.  You should also contact her office if you do business with the State and are experiencing financial hardship due to late payments because she determines the order in which bills are paid.

Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability is a bipartisan legislative agency charged with providing accurate information about State finances.  Visit its website to learn about the final budgets passed each year, revenue estimates, and more.

Governor's Office of Management and the Budget
The Governor's Office of Management and the Budget is the executive agency that tracks State spending and helps the governor propose a budget each year.  A variety of reports on State finances are available on its website.

Property Tax Appeal Board
The Property Tax Appeal Board hears taxpayer complaints that cannot be settled between the taxpayer and their local county assessors.

Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue collects Illinois State taxes.

Transparency and Accountability
Visit the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal to learn more about State expenditures, employees, contracts, and more.

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The Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture supports farmers' and other agricultural product businesses.  It also enforces food safety standards to protect consumers, runs the State Fairs, and works with other agencies to protect the environment. 

The Capital Development Board
The Capital Development Board manages major State construction projects.  If you have questions about Illinois building codes or would like to engage in construction business for the State, you should visit their website.  They also maintain an "Art in Architecture" program to beautify public spaces.

Department of Central Management Services
The Department of Central Management Services primarily provides support services for State agencies.  However, if you own a business and want to work with the State, it manages many State contracts, so you should visit its website to learn about procurement procedures.

Department of Children and Family Services
The Department of Children and Family Services protects children whose families cannot or will not take care of them.  It also licenses daycare facilities.  If you are interested in adoption or fostering, have questions about child abuse, or are part of a low-income family with children who needs extra help, DCFS is the agency you need to contact.

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity exists to support Illinois businesses and entrepreneurs.  If you own a business or are looking to start one, visit its website for helpful information.  It also operates the State's heating, cooling, and weatherization assistance programs for low-income families.

Commerce Commission
The Commerce Commission regulates public utilities and transportation companies.  Its primary function is consumer protection, so visit its website for helpful information or to file complaints about the companies it regulates.

Office of the Comptroller
The comptroller's job is to manage the spending of State money.  If you want to track how your taxdollars are spent, you should visit her website.  You should also contact her office if you do business with the State and are experiencing financial hardship due to late payments because she determines the order in which bills are paid.

Department of Employment Security
The Department of Employment Security manages unemployment insurance payments and tracks statistics.  It also manages programs to help the unemployed find work and get training.

Environmental Protection Agency
As its name implies, the goal of this agency is preserving the environment for future generations.  Visit its website for information on recycling; disposing of hazardous materials in a safe way; state regulations that may impact your business; and clean air, land, and water.

Finance Authority
The Finance Authority helps Illinois businesses obtain the capital they need to get started and to expand.  It provides bonds and loans and helps businesses connect with private lenders.

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation oversees banks,  and professionals like doctors who need State licenses to practice.  If you run a business, you may need a license from this agency.  If you are a consumer, you can look up disciplinary reports and file complaints.

Illinois Government
Visit the general Illinois government website to find a variety of information about the state in a well-organized setting.

Department of Insurance
The Department of Insurance regulates private insurance agencies within Illinois.  It also operates the Senior Health Insurance Program to help seniors navigate the gaps in Medicare and provides important consumer protection assistance.

Department of Labor
The Department of Labor protects the rights, safety, and wages of Illinois workers.  It also regulates amusement park and carnival rides.  Visit its website to learn more or file complaints about violations of state workers' rights laws. 

Liquor License Commission
The Liquor License Commission licenses businesses that sell alcoholic beverages.  It also has informational programs to help prevent underage drinking and smoking, and can accept complaints about businesses that violate State alcohol, tobacco, and gambling laws.

Pollution Control Board
The Pollution Control Board decides contested environmental court cases and helps determine how Illinois environmental laws are implemented.

Power Agency
The Power Agency helps ensure that utility companies supply energy at the lowest possible cost, using as much renewable energy as they can.

Department of Public Health
The Department of Public Health's goal is to keep the people of Illinois healthy.  It oversees food sanitation, maintains birth and death records, runs health-related programs and more.

Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue collects Illinois State taxes.

Office of the Secretary of State
The Secretary of State performs many important record-keeping functions.  He registers and licenses vehicles and drivers, licenses businesses, and runs the Illinois State Library, among other things.

Office of the State Fire Marshall
The State Fire Marshall's main goal is to promote fire safety.  He provides support and inspection services to local fire departments and businesses and fire-safety information to the public.

Office of the Treasurer
The Treasurer's main purpose is investing Illinois' money.  His office provides a number of investment programs that may be of interest to businesses and individuals.  He also maintains a database of unclaimed property.

Workers' Compensation Commission
The Workers' Compensation Commission arbitrates workers' compensation claims to help protect workers from employers who won't pay for injuries incurred on the job and to protect employers from expensive law suits.

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Educational Labor Relations Board
The Educational Labor Relations Board exists to help mediate disputes between educational professionals' labor unions and their managers.

Department of Employment Security
The Department of Employment Security manages unemployment insurance payments and tracks statistics.  It also manages programs to help the unemployed find work and get training.

Labor Relations Board
The Labor Relations Board has jurisdiction between public employee unions and State and local government (excluding educators, who have their own separate board). 

Department of Labor
The Department of Labor protects the rights, safety, and wages of Illinois workers.  It also regulates amusement park and carnival rides.  Visit its website to learn more or file complaints about violations of state workers' rights laws. 

State Universities Civil Service System
The State Universities Civil Service System oversees civil service positions at State public universities, including administering applicants' tests.

Workers' Compensation Commission
The Workers' Compensation Commission arbitrates workers' compensation claims to help protect workers from employers who won't pay for injuries incurred on the job and to protect employers from expensive law suits.

Category: State Resources