The First Amendment in Illinois
Illinois Press Association/Illinois Press Foundation
These organizations were responsible for creating the Illinois First Amendment Center, and have much to do with fighting for First Amendment rights themselves. Check especially under the IL Press Association, IL Press Foundation, and Govt. Affairs sections of this web site for information and news on many press freedom issues, including open meetings, freedom of information, and media access to courts.
Illinois Chapter of the ACLU
A valuable resource for the latest First Amendment news in Illinois. Also find out at this site how to contact your legislator and who in Illinois you may contact for help if your First Amendment rights have been violated.
The Illinois Homepage
Just about everything you ever wanted to know about Illinois - all branches of government, agencies, directories, current news, and more.
This is a pro-democracy site that has some useful features for concerned citizens who want to play their part in strengthening the democracy:
- An online forum for citizens to interact with their elected officials
- A database of bills at both the state and federal levels
- Comprehensive research tools and links
- Access to customized reports and analyses
- Facility to request Register Voter and Absentee Ballot forms online
Illinois General Assembly
Search for a specific bill, resolution, or constitutional amendment, or browse the Legislative Guide or Legislative Glossary.Illinois Constitution
Easy viewing with separate links for each article of the Constitution.
Use FindLaw's search engine to search for a particular Illinois law or case on the First Amendment, or just type "Illinois" into the search engine to view dozens of web sites for Illinois associations, laws, decisions etc.