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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DCEO/business-planning
Find Business Planning Assistance
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Resources for your quest to start a new small business here in Illinois
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/CMS/become-vendor
Become a Vendor & sell to state government
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Learn how to do business with the state and sell products and services as a vendor
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SOS/llc-filings
Corporation & Limited Liability Corporation Online Filings
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Business Services Home Page allows you to access the areas of Business Services and their forms.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOR/business-tax-account
Business Tax Account Summary
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View e-Services available for businesses.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SOS/llc-name
Corporate & Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name Search
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Corp and LLC Certificate of Good Standing allows you to search for information regarding corporations, not-for-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as, other business-related information.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/food-service-sanitation
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification
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Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) is required by Section 750.540 of the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code based on the food service establishment’s risk category assigned by the local health department. A FSSMC is earned by completing an approved eight hour course with an Illinois approved instructor and passing a national exam accredited by the Conference for Food Protection, then paying a fee to IDPH, which is valid for five years from the exam date.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/designated-truck-route
Designated Truck Route List, IDOT
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A listing of all Class I and II Designated Truck Routes under the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and/or The Illinois Tollway or Chicago Skyway.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GOV/illinois-business-information
Illinois Business Information
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Links to information and resources for starting, running, expanding, relocating, or closing a business
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/CMS/contract-opportunities
Find State Contract Opportunities
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Find Current Contract Opportunities and recent contract award notices.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDES/file-unemployment-taxes
File Unemployment Insurance Taxes
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Illinois employers can now use MyTax Illinois to complete all their unemployment insurance (UI) tax processes. MyTax Illinois is the secure website, maintained by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and used by Illinois employers to electronically file returns and pay taxes and fees. MyTax Illinois has more online features to better serve all our employers’ needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOR/certificate-resale
Certificate of Resale
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Learn more about Certificate of Resale requirements for Illinois businesses.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/ILCC/liquor-lookup
Liquor License Lookup
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Search for Illinois liquor licensees online.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOR/business-tax-registration-verification
Business Tax Registration Verification
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Verify an Illinois Business Registration here.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOR/sales-tax-filing
Sales Tax Web Filing
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File sales taxes online utlizing MyTax Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/SOS/locate-reg-bus-names
Locate Registered Business Names
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On here twice: Corp and LLC Certificate of Good Standing allows you to search for information regarding corporations, not-for-profit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, as well as, other business-related information.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDES/post-job
Post Job Openings
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To post jobs at your company, go to illinoisjoblink.com.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/clia
Clinical Lab Improvement (CLIA) Certificates
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IDPH certifies, inspects and monitors clinical laboratories for compliance of state and federal CLIA regulations, and investigates complaints received to ensure clinical laboratory testing is accurate, effective and reliable.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/map-weigh-stations
Map of Illinois Weigh Stations
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IDOT Map of Weigh Stations
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GOV/business-rules-regulations
Lookup Business Rules & Regulations
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Links to laws and how they're enforced related to doing business in Illinois
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDES/report-new-hires
Report New Hires / Employees
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Under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Act, employers have certain obligations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/DCEO/protect-invention
Protect My Invention, Product, or Idea
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Find information on trademarks, patents and other copyright laws to help protect your intellectual property
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/Certificate of Free Sale - Public Health
Certificate of Free Sale - Public Health
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IDPH issues Certificates of Free Sale to Illinois Food and Dairy Manufacturers, Processors, Warehousers and Packers and other facilities which the Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies inspects, permits or surveys. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/utility-permits
Utility Permits
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Provides the process and resources for applying for a permit for Utility Work in right-of-way (new installations, maintenance of existing utilities and utility relocations; mainly for municipalities and utility companies.)
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDOT/oversize-permits
Oversize/Overweight Permits
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IDOT may, at its discretion, upon application and good cause being shown therefore, issue special permits authorizing applicants to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in this Act or otherwise not in conformity with this Act upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the state of Illinois.