Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the online resources will help rural residents who often don’t know about state programs that answer their needs.
Simon is a Carbondale Democrat and chairwoman of the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council. The council and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs spent the past year compiling a list of state programs and services that are relevant to rural areas.
The online guide is a searchable database listing programs by name, organization, category or keyword.
Residents can access information about government programs and how they can help.