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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/standby-guardian
Standby Guardian Form
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may designate in any written document, including a will, a person qualified to be appointed as standby guardian or successor standby guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the disabled person. According to Section 11a-5, a standby guardian is someone who has been appointed by the court as the person who will act as guardian of the disabled person when the disabled person's guardian dies or is no longer willing or able to make and carry out day-to-day care decisions concerning the disabled person. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/become-foster-parent
Become a Foster Parent
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster parent. This will be one of the most rewarding and loving experiences you will ever have. Being a foster parent has its challenges , and we promise we will be here every step of the way to support you and your new family member.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/obtain-foreclosure-assistance
Obtain Foreclosure Assistance
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The Illinois Hardest Hit Fund® program provides mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced at least a 15 percent income reduction due to a qualifying hardship event and who meet the eligibility criteria.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/ameren-energy-assistance
Ameren Energy Assistance
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Consumer Services: Educate consumers on utility issues, help resolve customer/utility disputes Transportation: Oversees trucking insurance and registration, railroad safety, relocation and safety towing, household goods moving companies
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/adopt-child
Adopt a Child
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent for the State of Illinois. You have decided to make a significant contribution to aid a child away from home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DOI/report-workers-compensation-fraud
Report Workers Compensation Fraud
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Workers Comp Fraud costs Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars each year. Please provide information in matters you'd like DOI to investigate where someone may be committing fraud.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-will
Probate Forms - Will County
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Website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County. There is a link to Will County Forms. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/public-utility-complaint
File a Public Utility Complaint
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You can ask a question or file a utility complaint with the Commission
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/grandparents-raising-grandchildren
Find Assistance for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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IDoA and the Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren work to locate, assist, and promote awareness of grandparent-headed households. The program has established support groups; financial and technical assistance; and referral assistance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/declaration-mental-health-treatment
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
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This is an advance directive. An adult of sound mind may put into writing his or her preferences regarding future mental health treatment. The preferences may include consent or refusal of mental health treatment and may be stated on the forms provided.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-sucessor-petition
Guardianship Sucessor Petition
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. A petition and order are provided to assist in naming a successor guardian upon the death, resignation or removal of a guardian.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-volunteer-form
Guardianship Volunteer Form
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Office of State Guardian's (OSG) mission is to improve the quality of life for wards of OSG by empowering volunteers to provide companionship and to advocate for person-centered individualized services. Anyone interested in volunteering should complete the Office of the State Guardian Volunteer Form. Volunteers will commit to visit wards at least once a month for a minimum of one year and communicate with the State Guardian about their health, progress, and service needs through completing the OSG Ward Visit Form form. OSG will provide direction, training and resources to assist volunteers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/beaches
Private and Public Beaches
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To prevent illnesses associated with swimming at Illinois beaches, each licensed beach is inspected annually to determine that required safety features are in place and there are no sources of possible pollution such as sewage discharges. These inspections are done either by the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department, or, in Chicago, by the Chicago Park District. The Department also requires that each of the 335 licensed public beaches be sampled every two weeks to determine that bacterial levels in the water are within limits established in the Swimming Facility Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 820). The maximum E. coli level allowed – 235 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100mL) – is based on guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for recreational waters.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/skilled-care-facilities
Skilled Care Facilities
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IDPH regulates Skilled Care Facilities, which are a type of nursing home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/rent-calculator
Rent Calculator
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ILHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/whatis-elder-abuse
What is Elder Abuse?
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Abuse takes many forms and, in most cases, victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. Elder abuse can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse; confinement; passive neglect; willful deprivation; or financial exploitation.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/access-quality-affordable-child-care
Access Quality, Affordable Child Care
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Provides working families of low income with access to affordable, quality child care. IDHS also supports services for families looking for care including free referrals to child care providers and consumer education information.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/human-rights-reports
Human Rights Authority Reports
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This is a link to Human Rights Authorities published findings/reports of their investigations that are available for the public to review. The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/shap
Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)
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Provides technical assistance, phone support and counseling in order to help Medicare beneficiaries eligible for the Medicare Part D benefit select and enroll in Part D plans and eligible persons (including those under the age of 60) to apply for Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) Program, Medicare Part B Prevention and Wellness benefit and other prescription drug assistance program options.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/ship
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
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Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. The helpline can answer questions on Medicare, Medicaid, enrollment, drug plan information, and more.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/homeless-assistance
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistance
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The Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/help-developmental-disabilities
Obtain Help for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
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Services for individuals with developmental disabilities include day services, early intervention, in-home supports, residential living arrangements, and more. Learn more about available services and how to apply.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/report-elder-abuse
Report Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)
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APS protects adults ages 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59. Suspected abuse can be reported through the APS hotline. APS is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies; caseworkers receive reports, conduct investigations and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/manufactured-home-communities
Manufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)
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IDPH has responsibilities relating to manufactured homes. To ensure quality living conditions for people who reside in manufactured home communities, IDPH licenses all parks with 5 or more sites (except those located in home rule units). Staff inspects each park annually for license renewal, at which time they check the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, lighting, road conditions, spacing of homes, and garbage disposal. The IDPH staff also review plans for all new parks and any additions to existing ones.