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College Planning

Planning for College is exciting and sometimes overwelming.  Check out the following websites for some guidance!  We also have a selection of books on this topic!  Just ask a staff member!



  • ACT Homepage: Find testing dates, register for the exam, and locate preparation help.

Colleges & Programs

Financial Aid & Scholarships

General Information

College Planning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response

Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state of Illinois.

Statewide Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Hotline and Email

Statewide Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Hotline at 800.889.3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV. Both resources are available 24/7.

Dewitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department

All In Illinois

Links to the celebrity PSAs, Facebook profile picture frame to show your support on social media, printable signage, logos, and graphics.

National Government Response to COVID-19

Information regarding Health & Safety; Travel, Immigration, & Transportation; Money & Taxes; Education; Scams & Fraud; Benefits & Grants; Housing; Federal Building Status Updates & National Parks; Voting & Elections; Courts; Communications, Business; International Cooperation; Cybersecurity; and the Federal Workforce.

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

Arts For Illinois

Grants for artists, artisans and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19.

CARES Act for Small Businesses Flow Chart

The CARES Act tasks the Small Business Administration with overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in loans and grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic.  It also provides additional funding for SBA’s Resource Partners to provide advice and training to help small businesses respond to the unprecedented challenges in communities throughout the country.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Find information on Coronavirus scams, student loan payments, and mortgage relief options.

Dewitt County Development Council

DCDC Revolving Loan Fund.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Assistance for those that are unable to pay rent due to coronavirus.

Illinois Department of Commerce

Downstate small business stabilization program information.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Information on COVID-19 and unemployment benefits in the state of Illinois.

Illinois Department of Human Services

DHS partners, providers, contractors, or vendors can find the information and resources.

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Information for Illinois Veterans.

Illinois Legal Aid Online

This site answers frequently asked questions about applying for unemployment insurance & taking time off from work.

Information on Loans for Small Business Owners

U.S. Small Business Administration page for the coronavirus

(COVID-19) including small business guidance and loan resources.

US Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program EZ Loan Forgiveness Application

US Social Security Administration

Online Services

Covid-19 Emergency Assistance

Covid-19 Emergency Assistance

Government & Organizations

Every day, community members come to the Library seeking information on housing, Medicare, job hunting, health options, and more.  For your convenience, here are some helpful links to community, government and legal information that Library users most frequently ask about.  The information covers a variety of state, local, and federal resources.  Please contact us if you find a link that does not work!

Consumer Resources


The Consumer Guide: Provides Federal government consumer reports on food, product safety, health, technology, transportation and more. an online resouce for product recalls.

Consumer Product Safety Commission


Community, Civic &

Government Organizations




Altrusa International, Inc.

Better Business Bureau

Chamber of Commerce

City of Clinton

DeWitt County

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Department on Aging

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Government - State Agencies

Illinois State Board of Education

League of Women Voters

Lions Clubs International (Senior Citizens' Resources)


Dental Care

DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Public Health Department   

Department of Motor Vehicles


Official Website for the Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Rules of the Road

License Plate Renewal/Sticker Information

Obtaining a Driver's License or State ID


Food Pantries 

Assembly of God   

Community Action  

Dove, Inc  

Eastern IL Mobile Food Pantry 

Neighborhood Care Center



Grants.govFind grant opportunities

Healthcare and Health Insurance



DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Public Health Department   

GetCovered.illinois - The official health marketplace for Illinois  

All Kids health care - The Official U.S. government site for Medicare 

Health & Medical



Health-related information should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule the advice of a qualified healthcare provider.  Users should consult with a qualified healthcare professional for answers to specific health related questions.

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

Arthritis Foundation

Centers for Disease Control

Health Insurance Marketplace

Illinois Department of Human Services

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus

National Institutes of Health

National Women's Health Information Center

Prescriber's Digital Reference

U.S. National Library of Medicine




Illinois driver's license

Illinois state ID

US Passports & International Travel
Get passports in DeWitt County

Income Taxes

From January to April, paper copies of some common tax forms will start to be available on the Main Floor of the Library in the Periodicals area.  Federal and State tax forms may also be obtained online and printed from our public computers.

IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
Forms, publications, and additional information

Illinois Department of Revenue
Forms, publications, and additional information

Assistance with Tax Preparation
  • AARP Tax-Aide Locator: Find free filing assistance for adults aged 50 and older from late January/early February through April 15.

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Provides free assistance to those making under $52,000 per year, the elderly, people with disabilities, and those with limited English language skills. These services are available from late January/early February through April 15.

Inmate / Offender Information



DeWitt County Circuit Clerk

Court records and legal forms

Illinois Department of Corrections Offender Search

Illinois Sex Offender Information

Federal Bureau of Prisons find an inmate

Illinois Department of Division of Healthcare & Family Services (IHFS) Child Support Services, Delinquent Parents


Find information on job hunting and volunteer opportunities




DeWitt County Circuit Clerk

Court records and legal forms

DeWitt County Courthouse

Illinois Bar Association--Illinois Lawyer Finder

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois Department of Public Health--Advance Directives
Printable Illinois Living Will and Durable power of attorney

State of Illinois FOIA public training links

Rent & Utilities Assistance

Clintonia Township - Assistance to file only

Social Security Administration

Logan County Resource Center



Retirement and Financial Information



Annual Credit
Authorized site for free credit reports. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.

Social Security Administration

Social Security Express



Senior Services


Community Care Systems, Inc.

DeWitt County Friendship Center

Peace Meals



Services or Government Agencies

Department of Homeland Security

US Citizen and Immigration services
Online guide to government information and services

Illinois Department of Human Services


State of Illinois Websites




Illinois Tax Forms






Tourism & Travel

Whether you live in Illinois or another state, Illinois is a magnificent destination catering to every kind of traveler.  Check out vacation attractions and events located in Illinois.

Chicago Office of Tourism

Enjoy Illinois

Google Maps


Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

Tourism Bureau of Southwestern Illinois

Visiting Illinois



Vital Records/Statistics



DeWitt County Clerk
Marriage/Civil union licenses, birth certificates, county taxes, etc.

Illinois Vital Statistics

DeWitt County Assessor’s office
Property ownership and assessments



DeWitt County Clerk

Information on registration, polling places, ballots, and more.

Illinois Online Voter Registration

Register to vote

Vote Smart
Information to help you evaluate candidates, including bio, votes & positions, funding sources

Check your Voter Registration

Apply For an Absentee Ballot

Sign Up for Election Reminders

US Government Websites

Federal Tax Forms

The US Census Bureau

The US Patent and Trademark Office 

Use the USPS Zip Code Lookup to find zipcodes for U.S. addresses

Government & Organizations

Tax Information
Filing for Unemployment

Filing For Unemployment

Illinois Department of Employment Security

The official website for filing for unemployment.


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