Get ratings and advice on businesses and services available in the Chicago metro area. Use Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook to find plumbers, roofers, doctors, dentists, and more. Note: After you enter your library card number the first time, you’ll complete a registration form with your name and address. Then, you’ll receive an activation link via email which will allow you to leave your own ratings and comments on local businesses and service providers. And once you complete this process, only your library card number will be needed in the future.
DuPage County implemented Smart 911, which allows residents to provide information they want to make available to emergency dispatchers (medical conditions, allergies, physical/mental disabilities, photos of family members, home addresses of cell phone callers).
This effort to improve emergency response and service is especially important for cell phone users, as your home address isn’t registered when a 911 call is placed. The information provided is confidential and is only available to emergency responders during a 911 call. Learn more at the DuPage County website.
Now available — View additional details such as series information, readalikes, reviews, book discussion guides, and more without leaving SWAN. Just search for a book as you normally would, then scroll down to see these extras. Search the catalog directly from our website or go to SWAN and limit to searching Indian Prairie items only. See an example for Game of Thrones below. It’s one stop shopping — you can still visit NoveList for more searching options, but so much is now available right in the catalog.
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Join the conversation in the Indian Prairie group on Goodreads, and you could win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards or Morton Arboretum passes. We’re talking about what we’re reading, books into movies, and the one book you think everyone should read. So join the group and leave a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be drawn on August 10.
Access S&P resources from the convenience of your home. Browse Standard & Poor’s research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, Company Profiles, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and more. Find this and other investment resources on our website.
Indian Prairie is now on Goodreads. Stop by to talk about books you love, find new ones to read, and connect with other readers.
Join the group by May 15 to be entered in a drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant. Leave a comment in one of our discussions by August 10 for a chance to win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards or Morton Arboretum passes.
The Federal Reserve introduced Money Smart Week to help consumers improve their personal finances. We’re hosting two events: Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:00 to Get Money Smart. Brian Ahern from Financial Ratings Series will demonstrate how to find the safest bank or credit union, the best mutual funds and stocks, and evaluate insurance companies.
On Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00, discover Money Smart Apps. Save time and money with these free or low cost apps for your smartphone or tablet. Bring your device and follow along.
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Through Chicago Area Newspapers, you can access the Chicago Sun-Times (1986 to present), The Doings, Suburban Life, and other Chicagoland papers.
The Chicago Tribune Historical Archives (1849-1985) are available via NewsBank. Browse front pages by date, search obituaries by name, and explore the news archive by date, era, or presidency.