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United States, Illinois and Local Information en Español


United States

White House
Biographies of the President and Vice-President
Information about visiting the White House
Policy statements about education, the economy, Medicaid, etc.
Español texts and audio files of the President's radio speeches
Bureau of the Census
Al Día, The Radio Service of the U.S. Census Bureau : Contains Español audio files from weekly program of topics of interest to Hispanics.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Health notices
Publications in PDF and HTML formats
General health topics
Department of Commerce
Clickable U.S. map to Commerce offices and services in your state
Grant opportunities
Contracting opportunities
Job and career opportunities
Department of Education
Educational Resources for Spanish Speakers : Contains many publications in PDF format, including these guides for college students- Funding Your Education and The Student Guide.
Ayudamos a educas a America ( Student Aid on the Web)
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging : Contains publications and press releases in PDF format.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality : Contains publications and press releases in PDF format.
Asegure a sus Hijos Ahora! (Insure Kids Now!)  : National health insurance plan for children.
Cancer.gov : This Español version of Cancer.gov features information about types of cancers and their treatment, cancer statistics, and cancer treatment news.
Centers for Disease Control  : Health subjects from A - Z
Child Care Aware : Finding quality child care and the "Daily Parent" newsletter.
Food and Drug Administration : Contains information on food and drug safety.
Healthfinder Español  : Contains many files on health and healthcare topics.
Medicare : Find Medicare physicians in your area, compare Medicare suppliers, compare Medicare plans, compare nursing homes, compare dialysis facilities, etc.
MedlinePlus : Health topics, medical encyclopedia, health news.
National Institutes of Health : Contains NIH's plan for Hispanic healthcare and opportunities for study and employment .
National Institute of Mental Health : Contains information on mental health problems from which you can order matching publications.
National Women's Health Information Center : Contains many files about women's health and healthcare topics.
Office of Child Support Enforcement : Contains information about getting child support payments.
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Information about buying, renting, and selling homes, how to buy HUD homes and homes from other agencies, FHA home loans, Fair Housing regulations, HUD grants and other HUD programs, and news.
Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division 
Information on pension coverage and health benefits for unemployed workers.
Las 10 mejores maneras de hacer que sus beneficios medicos funcionen para usted. : Ten top ways to make your health benefits work for you.
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service : As in the English version, the most useful features are Forms and Publications.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Includes: filing for job discrimination, employment rights of minorities, small business information, American with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, and other topics.
Environmental Protection Agency
Contains features arranged by topics about environmental subjects.
Federal Citizen Information Center
Topics include: children, education, employment, environment, federal services, food and nutrition, health, housing, money,safety, small business, and consumer assistance.
Federal Communications Commission
Contains features for the consumer about TV, cable TV, radio, Internet, and telephone services.
Federal Election Commission
Contains features designed to help candidates operate their elections in accordance with election laws and FEC regulations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
News about current and recent disasters
Map of current disasters by state
Information on preparing for disasters and emergencies
Information on disaster response and recovery
Federal Reserve Board, Five Tip Series
Information on mortgages, vehicle leasing, complaints about banks.
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer information on cars, credit, diet, health and fitness, home repair, home mortgages, internet commerce, senior issues and more.
FirstGov en Espanol
The US Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.
Food and Drug Administration
Information on food and cosmetic safety, as well as bioterrorism.
General Services Administration
Federal Citizen Information Center, Recursos en Español
Internal Revenue Service (El IRS en español)
Tax information and publications in Spanish
Securities and Exchange Commission
Contains features on such topics as bankruptcy, annuities, and telemarketing fraud.
Small Business Administration
SBA programs and services
Business financing and management
Information for women business owners
Social Security Administration
Information for immigrants
Information about SSI and disability benefits
Forms, publications, and news
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Provides nationwide assistance about immigration services and benefit by telephone to customers calling from within the United States.

Illinois Government

Attorney General
Student Assistance Commission

Local Government

DuPage County State's Attorney"s Office
Select Spanish from the drop down menu at the top-right side of the home page
505 N. County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 407-8000
Serves: All residents of DuPage County. Spanish spoken,
Programs: Responsible for prosecuting all criminal acts charged in DuPage county.
DuPage Housing Authority
Website in English
711 East Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-3555
Serves: DuPage County. Spanish spoken.
Programs: Housing assistance to families and elderly.

Private Organizations

Centro de Informacion
28 N. Grove Ave. Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-9050
Serves: DuPage and western Cook County.
Programs: Counseling, citizenship, education, employment, health care, housing, translating and others.
Community Crisis Center
P.O. Box 1390
Elgin, IL 60121-1390
(847) 697-2380 (24 hour crisis line)
(847) 697-9740 ("Ayuda" Helpline for Spanish-speaking individuals)
Serves: Northwest Suburban Cook Co. Spanish spoken.
Programs: Community Crisis Center provides information, referral, counseling support, suicide intervention and advocacy via the phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Website mostly in English
20 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3519
Serves: Parents, advocates and family members of children with disabilities. Spanish spoken.
Programs: Information and referral. Outreach to minority parents. Training sessions on special education rights, advocacy, mediating, family support and negotiating skills.
Latin American Chamber of Commerce
3512 W. Fullerton
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 252-5211
Serves: Hispanic and other minority businesses in Chicago and the suburbs.
Programs: General business consulting.
Mexican American Chamber of Commerce
111 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602-2703
(312) 855-8783‎
Serves: Mexican-Americans in Illinois
Programs: Development of business opportunities.
Mexican Community Committee
2939 E. 91st Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 978-6441
Serves: Latinos in Chicago and suburbs.
Programs: Employment, health care, youth, crime-fighting, translating.

Sept 2012

Ken Orenic
Reference Librarian

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