Cook County Assessor's Office
http://cookcountyassessor.com
Information regarding assessments, tax exemptions, tax appeals, and contact information for assessors’ offices in Cook County. Use this website to look up the Property Identification Number for a parcel or to check assessments of neighboring properties.

Cook County Treasurer's Office
www.cookcountytreasurer.com
Pay current Cook County taxes online and check Cook County tax payment status by entering the Permanent Index Number for a parcel. The site also contains a searchable database of probate estates. Forms such as Change of Address and Application for a Duplicate or Overpayment Refund are available for downloading. Also has general information regarding taxes in various languages.

Cook County Recorder of Deeds
http://www.ccrd.info/CCRD/il031/index.jsp
Provides an online database of recorded documents searchable by grantor/grantee, Property Identification Number, document number or legal description. Recorded documents can also be purchased online for downloading.

Illinois Compiled Statutes
www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp
Lake County Government
http://www.co.lake.il.us/default.asp
This includes access to the Lake County Recorder of Deeds, the Lake County Treasurer and information regarding property assessments.

Lake County Illinois Maps Online
http://gis2.co.lake.il.us/maps/
Search a particular Permanent Index Number to locate information about the last two prior sales, flood plain characteristics and much more. Federal Housing Authority (FHA)

Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
www.hud.gov
Information about buying and financing residential real estate using Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages, servicing these loans; RESPA statute and regulations, escrow accounting procedures, and proposed and final HUD rules and regulations.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov
Information on the national flood insurance program, disaster management and recovery, and geographical mapping of flood/disaster zones. Includes forms library and information for filing flood/disaster claims.