Illinois based searches

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Forensics | Genealogy | Gangs | Hospitals-Doctors | Inv. Tools | Lawyer Search | Maps
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Search Engines | Travel Time Helpers | Various Search Tools | Extras | Sponsors Links | Contact Me

As a general rule if you need to find a state's web site, they are setup all in the same way. www.state.il.us. All you need to do to find a particular state's site is to change the state code. I.E. Wisconsin's would be: www.state.wi.us. They use the post office designation for each state.

Business searches

IL Sect. of state free Business license look ups

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Corrections Midwest

Illinois inmate Look up
Indiana Department of Correction
Wisconsin DOC
Michigan inmate lookup
Cook County Inmate Search

Corrections non Midwest

Corrections general links
State Prison locators
BOP Home Page

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The counties follow the same sort of rules as above. Just add "co." to the front and add the appropriate county next to it. So this would be for Cook county, IL   http://www.co.cook.il.us/

County Governments

Cook County Information Center
Cook County Circuit Clerk
N.E.W.S.-Free Chicago./Cook County building Search-owner info
DuPage County Illinois Government Web Site
Lake County, IL Local Government Home
Kane County, Illinois
Most other IL counties
Locate county Seats

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Drivers License

Calculate or analyze a  IL drivers License? 

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Death records

Social security Death Index
US death records
IL death records

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Expert qualification check.

NCADRC - Defending False Allegations Of Child Abuse  
Department of Professional Regulations- credential lookups.  
Federation of state medical boards
American board of medical specialties
US Public records searches - all 50 states records plus some other parts of the world.
IL public record searches

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Forensics 101
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Zeno's Forensic Page
The California Association of Criminalists
International Association for Identification (IAI)
Association of Firearm and Tool mark Examiners
International Crime Scene Investigators
 American Forensic Science Communications Journal

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Ancestry.com home page
Cindy's list of Genealogy sites on the internet 
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
NARA | US National Archives & Records Administration
Reunite.com-adoption info.
Federal government Chicago based genealogy.
Genealogy Gateway - Family Tree Maker, Surname and Ancestry Search
Veteran Locator site
Chicago Encyclopedia
IL Vital records

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Hospitals, Doctor hospital record locators.

IL. Hospital assoc. locator for IL Hospitals
Hospital locator--nationwide
Chicago Hospital locator
AMA Online Doctor Finder
Medical information bank--MIB

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Investigators tools

3D Crime scene recreation software.
How stuff Works

Investigative tips

Accurint-cheap online searches

Choice Point-paid database search
PLA: Private Investigator Resources

Attorney's Toolbox

Cell phone Search

The Stalker's Home Page -- No More Privacy!



Case Breakers - Online Criminal Records and Background Checks

Virtual Gumshoe - formally Webgator
Reporter's research mega site
Weather on this day in history
10,000 year Calendar & other useful tools
US Public records searches - all 50 states records plus some other parts of the world.
IL public record searches
Best information on the net-O'Keefe library links

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Lawyer Search

Lawyer finder- By name or firm name

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Maps On Us: A Map, Route and Yellow Pages Service
Yahoo! Maps and Driving Directions

Chicago neighborhoods - By name or Zip
Street guide-Chicago
City of Chicago- Division of maps & plats (Aerial, 80 Acre or structure base maps)

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Mental health sites.

Psychological Science on the Net!!!:
AAMR---Amer. Assoc. of mental retardation

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Notary search

IL notary search


Online tracing help / Skip Tracing

Website name lookup tool  -  Sam Spade.org
Free articles on finding missing persons

Internic whois-lookup -website owner lookup

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People finders

Free Missing People Finders and Locators
Free Searches for people and assets.
Peoplefinder metasearch

IL. Notary Search

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Phone books , Reverse directories & other utilities

Phone phaster
The Ultimates-white & yellow page metasearches
Reverse phone number lookup
Reverse phone lookup meta search
Phone exchange lookup-landline/cell?
Illinois commerce
800 number search engine
Worldwide phonebooks

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Post office lookup and related help.

United States Postal Service - ZIP + 4 Lookup
Free zip code lookup with area code, county, latitude, longitude, congressional district, FIPS code, and time zone.
Free zip code tools -zip to zip distance.
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CPD's database of crime
Police signals and codes


Chicago public school - Search
DuPage schools
Lake county schools
Kane County Schools

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Search engines

Google --web search tool.
Ixquick Metasearch
Copernic.com - Think Google that saves your prior searches. Free download!

Travel time helpers

Chicago-Gary-Milwaukee-traffic/live travel times
Trip.com-live flight arrival information

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Various Search tools.

N.E.W.S.-Free Chicago./Cook County building Search
Department of Professional Regulations- credential lookups.
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) at Ancestry.com
US death records
Federal Agencies and Commissions
Home page - America.gov
NCADRC - Defending False Allegations Of Child Abuse

Case Soft: Software for Legal Professionals-timeline help

Armed forces-vet locators
Free Searches for people and assets
Truth in Justice
NARA | US National Archives & Records Administration

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Probono.net-sign up
NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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Sponsors links/Speaking engagements:

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
Office of the IL State Appellate Defender

Center for Justice in Capital Cases
DePaul Law School
Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College
Federal Defender-Paralegal & Investigator Skills Workshop
IACDL - Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Innocence Project
Indiana Public Defender Council
NDIA - National Defense Investigator Association
Office of Public Defender- Maryland
State Public Defender of Iowa
University of Iowa Legal Clinic

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