Community Information

Kane County, IL

Hospitals

  • Provena Family Care Center
  • Delnor Community Health System To provide excellence in health careand to promote lifelong wellnessin the communities we serve.
  • Provena Mercy Center Provena Mercy Center is a leading provider of high-quality, multi-specialty health care and is part of Provena Health, a Catholic health system that includes six hospitals, 14 long-term care/residential facilities, and over 40 clinics in Illinois and Indiana.
  • Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Provena Health, a Catholic health system, builds communities of healing and hope by compassionately responding to human need in the spirit of Jesus Christ.
  • Sherman Health Systems

Parks

  • Dundee Township Park Dist.
  • Hampshire Park District
  • Hoffman Estates Park District
  • Buffalo Park Buffalo Park is located off Route 31, south of Algonquin. It is a beautiful wooded park along 2500 feet of Fox River shoreline.
  • Buffalo Rock State Park Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which was once an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent sweeping view of the Illinois River. The area of Buffalo Rock was the home of the Illinois Indians when Louis Jolliet, the French explorer, and the Jesuit missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette made their trip up the Illinois River in 1673. Later the Illinois Tribe was virtually annihilated in protracted warfare with the aggressive Iroquois.
  • Forest Preserve District of Kane County Our goal is to Preserve and Restore the Nature of Kane County
  • Fox Valley Park District Nestled along the scenic Fox River, our boundaries encompass 65 square miles of land. As one of the largest park districts in Illinois, we serve the communities of Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery
  • Geneva Park District The Park Districts mission is to provide all residents and age groups of the community with recreational programs, facilities and open space that will enhance the quality of life of its residents.
  • Paul Wolff Campground Paul Wolff Campground has a stocked fishing pond which is very popular with area residents and campers alike. Tent camping without hookups is offered in a lovely wooded setting isolated from roads and other activities.
  • Bliss Woods
  • Tekakwitha Woods This 65-acre parcel of land, at the "big bend" of the Fox River, is rich in cultural and natural history.

Law Enforcement

  • Kane County Circut Court Clerk The Mission of our office is to provide for the public, bench and bar a means of managing the recipt, maintenance and security of the court record, and all judicial managment information
  • Kane County Fire Departments
  • Kane County Sheriff's Office It is the policy of the Kane County Sheriff's Office to constantly strive to meet the noblest expectations of the citizens we serve and the obligations of the laws we have sworn to uphold.
  • Kane County State's Attorney Office The State's Attorney has the exclusive and statutory responsibility of prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois as well as many other regulatory laws of the state and county including traffic regulations.
  • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Serve DeKalb, Kane and Kendall Counties

Library

  • Gail Borden Library The Gail Borden Public Library offers a wide variety of services and collections for library users. They are outlined below and are divided between those services and collections that are targeted towards adults, those for kids, and those for library users of all ages.
  • Geneva Public Library
  • Ella Johnson Library
  • Kane County Law Library Located within the Kane County Judicial Complex, the Kane County Law Library is open not only to attorneys and government employees, but to the public as well
  • St. Charles Public Library The St. Charles Public Library is an integral part of the community that has met the information and resource needs of St. Charles residents for almost 100 years. The Library's role has grown from a simple book lending service in 1906, to a multi-service library and information center using 21st century technology.
  • Sugar Grove Public Library

Transportation

Entertainment

McHenry County, IL

Hospitals

Parks

  • Cary Park District
  • Huntley Park Dist.
  • Illinois State of
  • Marengo Park District
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Glacial Park Glacial Park spans some 3,300 acres in Ringwood, Illinois and is fondly referred to by some as the "crown jewel" of the McHenry County Conservation District. It offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including, picnicking, hiking, biking, horse backing, cross country skiing, canoeing, fishing and camping.
  • Moraine Hills - State Park From angling to hiking, from viewing rare plants to observing migratory waterfowl, Moraine Hills State Park offers you a recreational bounty.
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal The Illinois & Michigan Canal, completed in 1848, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed along a longstanding Indian portage route. The 97-mile canal extended from the Chicago River near Lake Michigan to the Illinois River at Peru, Illinois.
  • Crystal Lake Park District A commitment to provide a safe leisure environment along with quality programs, parks, facilities and services, and to preserve and protect open land and water areas, that will benefit and improve the quality of life for our residents.
  • RedTail Golf Club RedTail Golf Club has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, 4 1/2 stars by Chicagoland Golf, and has been voted one of the best values in all of Illinois. The Roger Packard designed, 18 hole championship layout features bent grass tees, greens, and fairways, two island greens, and many natural wetlands.

Law Enforcement

  • McHenry County Administration Mission: To provide administrative support and implement policies and directives as determined by the county board
  • McHenry County Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management is responsible for developing a county-wide emergency preparedness plan to coordinate all resources in McHenry County for any foreseeable emergency or disaster-such as storms, air crashes, hazardous materials incidents, police emergencies, etc. Emergency Management provides coordination and acts as a liaison between local government, state and federal agencies during disasters & emergencies.
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Department The essential purpose of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department is to provide service and protection to the citizens of McHenry County.
  • McHenry County Treasurer
  • State's Attorney of McHenry County The State's Attorney of McHenry County is supported by more than twenty Assistant State's Attorneys plus a staff including investigators and a victims' advocate.
  • McHenry County Court Administrator To effectively manage the administrative functions of the Courts and judicial system, fully utilizing technological advancements and to provide the best service possible to jurors, the bar and the public, while seeking the highest possible public understanding, trust and confidence. To ensure the continued development of an accessible, independent court system through planning, research and development of programs and procedures, through evaluation and use of modern management approaches and technology.

Library

Transportation

Entertainment

  • Lakeside Legacy Arts and Park Where Art Meets History
  • McHenry County Historical Society Organized in November 1963 as a not-for-profit corporation, our mission is to identify, preserve, present and promote through education the history of McHenry County. Further, the Society's mission includes educational objectives aimed at encouraging a county-wide preservation ethic.
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Summer Sunset Festival
  • Visit McHenry County!
  • Woodstock Opera House The Woodstock Opera House hosts a spectacular variety of programming and eventseach year including: concerts, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Educational programming,Lectures, Meetings, Receptions and more.
  • Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology As children and adults participate in the mission scenario, they use the study of science and space as a springboard to understanding essential life skills such as teamwork, communications and decision-making.
  • Trausch Fine Arts For 26 years, a fine arts studio (oil, watercolor, & acrylic paintings) with paintings in an Impressionistic style. Also, scenes of historic Woodtock.
  • Woodstock Mozart Festival Three weekends of orchestral and chamber music performances held annually in July and August in the charming, restored 1880's Woodstock Opera House. Recognized conductors and guest artists. Rare European-like experience in a unique setting.
  • Woodstock Folk Music This is the Internet home for three different folk music related undertakings in Woodstock, Illinois: Masthouse, Amy Beth, Woodstock Folk Festival
  • Woodstock Water Works
Cook County, IL

City Sites

Hospitals

  • Centegra Health System
  • Advocate Health Care Advocate Health Care is an organization of physicians and health care professionals dedicated to serving the health needs of individuals, families and communities in northern Illinois.
  • Alexian Brothers Health System Alexian Brothers Health System carries out the healing mission of the Catholic Church through the Alexian Brothers ministries by identifying and developing effective responses to the health and housing needs of those we are called to serve.
  • Bethany Methodist Corporation Called to care, The Bethany Methodist Family reaches out to the communitywith health and housing programs that serve the physical, social,and spiritual well-being of seniors and others of all faiths.
  • Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch Our facilities include the most technologically advanced equipment such as image-guided brain and spine navigational tools, bi-plane angiography equipment, and Stereotaxsis, technology which facilitates procedures in the body's complex vascular system using magnets and sophisticated computers, which is not available anywhere else in the Midwest.
  • Comprehensive Aphasia Center of Chicago We take a comprehensive view of such problems, and clinic evaluations and treatments are coordinated by a team of caregivers, including a speech-language pathologist and a cognitive neurologist, both with doctoral degrees and specialists in aphasia.
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Our integrated delivery system includes Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals as well as the ENH Home Services, ENH Medical Group, ENH Research Institute, and the ENH Foundation.
  • Holy Cross Hospital Founded by the Sisters of St. Casimir in 1927, Holy Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit neighborhood health system serving residents of Chicago's southwest neighborhoods and suburbs.
  • John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County With over 450 beds and nearly 100 outpatient clinics, CCH is the primary public provider of comprehensive medical services for the people of metropolitan Chicago.
  • Kindred Healthcare We are dedicated to providing quality long-term care as well as to the principles of service, compassion, integrity and sound fiscal stewardship
  • La Rabida Children's Hospital For more than 100 years, La Rabida has created a special environment that's geared towards helping children meet the challenges of their medical conditions.
  • Linden Oaks Hospital Linden Oaks provides a variety of treatment and support services for adults and adolescents, who are coping with eating disorders, alcoholism, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and other behavioral health issues.
  • Loretto Hospital Our mission is to be a community health-care provider fostering continuous quality improvement, to achieve optimum outcomes for our patients and cultivate pride in our employees and medical staff.
  • Northwest Community Healthcare We exist to provide quality, compassionate healthcare services to the people of the northwest community
  • Resurrection Health Care Resurrection Health Care is a not-for-profit corporation sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.
  • Saint Anthony Hospital For over 100 years, physicians and staff of Saint Anthony Hospital have provided medical care, social services, and community outreach programs to Chicago's underserved communities.
  • Weiss' Clinical Programs Weiss' Clinical Programs are focused on specific areas of medicine, offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary and innovative care.

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Law Enforcement

Library

  • Bartlett Public Library All Residents of the Bartlett Public Library District will have the opportunity to learn and discover the joy of reading, the satisfaction of lifelong learning, and a sense of community in a welcoming environment.
  • Bedford Park Public Library
  • Berwyn Public Library Our library provides timely, accurate and useful materials to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community. We've designed this site to bridge the gap between our in-house services and online patrons.
  • Blue Island Public Library From finding old friends and planning vacations to conducting market research and choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need -- in a fast, convenient format.
  • Broadview Public Library The Library serves the community of Broadview, in the western suburbs of Chicago, within minutes of the commercial and cultural center of the city.
  • Brookfield Public Library The Brookfield Public Library is an institution for the general education and recreation of the citizens of the Village of Brookfield, the citizens of Illinois, and of any person who requests library services
  • Chicago Public Library We welcome and supportall people in theirenjoyment of readingand pursuit oflifelong learning. Working together,we strive to provide equal accessto information,ideas andknowledgethrough books, programsand other resources. We believe in the freedomto read,to learn,to discover.
  • Cook Memorial Public Library District The mission of the Cook Memorial Public Library District is to provide access to facts, ideas and creative expression.
  • Franklin Park Public Library District Franklin Park is very fortunate in that from its early days interest has existed in establishing a library for our community.
  • Melrose Park Public Library

Transportation

  • 20th Century Railroad Club Located in Chicago, Illinois, our club offers unique volunteer activities for rail enthusiasts, as well as unique travel opportunities for families, singles and groups.
  • Chicago Transit Authority The CTA operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, nearly 1.5 million rides are taken on the CTA.
  • Midway Airport Midway Airport is conveniently located 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Recently, the Chicago Department of Aviation celebrated the completion of the historic Midway Airport Terminal Development Program, an eight year program that transformed Chicago's southwest side airport.
  • Niles "Free Bus" The Niles "Free Bus" is a courtesy bus system which runs continually from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekends operating within the Village of Niles at no charge to riders.
  • Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation On Metra you can reach Chicago's beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops and restaurants, concerts, special events, schools and colleges as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns.
  • O'Hare International Airport Voted the "Best Airport in North America" by readers of Business Traveler International for seven consecutive years (1998 - 2004), it's no wonder that more than 190,000 smart travelers make O'Hare their airport of choice every day.
  • Pace Suburban Bus Pace is the premier suburban transit provider, quickly moving people to work and school safely and efficiently. The backbone of Chicago's suburbs, Pace serves 130,000 daily riders with 240 routes, 450 vanpools and many Dial-a-Ride programs.
  • Regional Transportation Authority Public transportation in Northern Illinois

Entertainment

  • Adler Planetarium Opened in 1930 as the first Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, the Adler fuels the imagination of its visitors with all new exhibits, state-of-the-art computer technology in the world's first StarRider Theater, while showcasing a renowned collection of historical astronomy artifacts
  • Blue Man Group An audience-interactive multimedia performance piece unlike anything you've ever witnessed! Open run
  • Broadway in Chicago Broadway in Chicago theatres, located in the heart of the Downtown Theatre District, consistently present a variety of the finest in touring Broadway musical, plays and dance.
  • Chicago Architechture Foundation The Archicenter Chicago draws visitors from around the world for a unique introduction to America's first city of architecture.
  • Chicago Children's Choir In 1956, the late Rev. Christopher Moore began to put a dream into motion: a dream that young people from diverse backgrounds could better understand each other, as well as learn about themselves, by learning to make beautiful music together.
  • Chicago Children's Museum Hands-on exhibits and new activities daily make every visit unforgettable for toddlers to ten year olds and adults, too! Dig deep in Dinousaur Expedition, try to stay dry in WaterWays, or climb up to the crow's nest on the Kovler Family Climbing Schooner. Little tota have fun, too in Playmaze and Treehouse Trails.
  • Chicago Historical Society The Chicago Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution and keeper of Chicago memories. Visit the museum to trace Chicago's growth from wilderness outpost to the architectural, cultural and social mecca of our times.
  • Chicago Reader Guide Listings Search - Music, Movies, Art, Theater, Performance, Dance, Readings
  • Chicago Theatre Landmark theatre in Chicago's Loop, seating up to 3,600 and convenient to hotels and parking. Theatre, lobby promenade, and other space available for conference, performance, meetings, and banquets with state of the art audio/visual equipment, sound, lighting, movie screen, and projectors.
  • Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre Thrill to award-winning nationally acclaimed theatre. Our theatre in the round features a host of Broadway musicals--everything from timeless classics to contemporary extravaganzas
  • Millennium Park The park was originally just an open expanse with railroads and parking and an unsightly eyesore in Chicago's great front lawn that is Grant Park.
  • Museum of Science and Industry There is always something new to see and do at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere
  • Navy Pier Navy Pier was originally designed as a shipping and recreational facility and has evolved into a premiere family entertainment center.
  • Noble Horse Theatre Presents Chicago's Only Horse Performance Dinner theatre in historic Old Town. Enter our castle, step back in time and experience the beauty and grace of our elegant dancing horses.
  • Notebaert Nature Museum, The The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a place where visitors can reconnect with the wonder of the natural world. From a bungalow inside the Museum that demonstrates conservation; to a wilderness walk; to the only year-round butterfly haven nearby
Lake County, IL

Hospitals

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Law Enforcement

  • 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois The judges and staff of the 19th Circuit are committed to providing a fair and efficient system of justice that is worthy of trust and confidence of the public and to be responsive and flexible to the public we serve
  • Sheriff's Office exists to serve the community by protecting life and property, by preventing crime, by enforcing the laws and incarcerating offenders of the laws, and by maintaining order for all citizens.
  • State's Attorneys Office has the exclusive and statutory responsibility for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws of the State of Illinois, as well as many other regulatory laws of the state and county including traffic regulations
  • Treasurer is responsible for depositing, investing and distributing monies on behalf of Lake County

Library

Transportation

Entertainment

  • Busy Brains Children's Museum dedicated to providing interactive experiences for children from birth to age 10 in the areas of the arts, sciences and humanities
  • Cuneo Museum and Gardens is an historic house museum. Offers cultural, educational and theatrical programs throughout the year
  • Lake County Discovery Museum provides the fun, well-rounded museum experience you expect from a big-city museum ... without the traffic hassles!
  • Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire The award-wining theatre has built a national reputation for its productions of classic, seldom done, new work and premiere productions
  • Tempel Lipizzans Majestic white stallions prance and dance as they perform a centuries-old tradition of classical dressage at Tempel Farms
DuPage County, IL

Law Enforcement

  • County Fire Departments
  • County Treasurer is charged with the custody and distribution of County funds
  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois committed to serving the public by providing a fair and efficient system of justice that fosters the public trust and confidence
  • State's Attorney's Office The primary mission of the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office is to seek justice in each individual case.
  • Wheaton Fire Department The Wheaton Fire Department is dedicated to safely providing the highest level of fire, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention services and public education, to those who we are called to serve.
  • Wheaton Police Department The Wheaton Police Department is an organization comprised of people of integrity, committed to providing total quality police service to its community in an honest, fair, professional and courteous manner.

Hospitals

Library

  • Addison Public Library provides informational, cultural, educational, and recreational resources and services to the citizens of Addison
  • Bloomingdale Public Library
  • Downers Grove Public Library "the place to go when you need to know!"
  • DuPage County Law Library The mission of the DuPage County Law Library is to provide legal information services to all licensed attorneys, judges, as well as members of the public.
  • Elmhurst Public Library
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library The Glen Ellyn Public Library is Committed to Providing You current books and materials in other formats, in sufficient quantity to satisfy customer demand
  • Glenside Public Library Friendly, inviting, innovative and exciting, the Glenside Public Library District shares a world of imagination and information with patrons of all ages and cultures
  • LISLE LIBRARY DISTRICT Collection includes 170,000 books, 400 magazines – some with online accessibility, 15,000 audiovisuals and a variety of audio visual equipment. Offers an on line library catalog, internet stations, color printers, copiers, meetings rooms and a broad spectrum of weekly events.
  • Naperville Public Library Naperville Public Library - is our community's top stop for equitable access to knowledge and information delivered by professional and welcoming staff in a network of state of the art libraries and in a 24/7 electronic universe.
  • Villa Park Public Library
  • West Chicago Public Library
  • Westmont Public Library The mission of the Westmont Public Library is to help people achieve their full potential by being a leading resource for information, education, culture and recreation.
  • Wheaton Public Library

Transportation

Entertainment

  • Black Swan Art Welcome to Black Swan Art Gallery of Photography
  • Classic Cinemas provides you with advance movie schedules and free offers.
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum is operated by the City of Elmhurst, and serves as the community's memory by acquiring, preserving, and interpreting original materials related to the history of Elmhurst from the settlement period to the present.
  • Hinsdale Center For The Arts The mission of HCA is to educate, encourage and facilitate participation in the arts
  • Lynfred Winery Inc is truly one of Chicago's most unique attractions. Founded in October, 1979 by Owner Fred Koehler and his late wife, Lynn, Lynfred Winery has fueled great expansion in the Illinois grape and wine industry.
  • The Morton Arboretum Visitors to the 1,700-acre The Morton Arboretum can explore on foot, from the car, or by tram. A nationally-recognized museum of outdoor woody plants, the Morton Arboretum features a visitor’s center, educational programs, restaurant, natural prairies, seasonal festivals, lively concerts, and outdoor theatre.
  • The Morton Arboretum Visitors to the 1,700-acre The Morton Arboretum can explore on foot, from the car, or by tram. A nationally-recognized museum of outdoor woody plants, the Morton Arboretum features a visitor’s center, educational programs, restaurant, natural prairies, seasonal festivals, lively concerts, and outdoor theatre.

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