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Research Guides for Illinois Statutes and Other Legislative Resources

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Using the Illinois Compiled Statutes and Public Acts
Illinois General Assembly

Legislative Reference Bureau of the Illinois General Assembly

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Illinois
Legislative Information System of the Illinois General Assembly

How to Research an Illinois Legislative History
Illinois Supreme Court Library

Illinois Legislative History Sources
Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University School of Law: provides narrative explanation of legislative process and sources, along with links to official sources that are available electronically.

Legislation FAQs
Illinois Bar Association

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Illinois House Democrats

Comparing Federal and Illinois Legislative History Research
Comparison of the federal and Illinois legislative processes and the legislative history documents produced at each step in the process.
Prepared by Frank Houdek for use in Lawyering Skills II.

Illinois Legislative History Research
Step-by-step guide to finding Illinois legislative history documents.
Prepared by Frank Houdek for use in Lawyering Skills II.

State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web
Links to research guides and sources on the web for all 50 states.
Compiled by Jennifer Bryan, Documents Librarian, Indiana University Law Library-Bloomington.

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