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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/short-term-guardian
Short-term Guardian Form
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may appoint in writing, without court approval, a short-term guardian of the disabled person to take over the guardian's duties, to the extent provided in Section 11a-18.3, each time the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out those duties. A short-term guardian appointed by the guardian shall have authority to act as guardian of the disabled person for a cumulative total of 60 days during any 12 month period. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/hr-volunteer-application
Human Rights Authority Volunteer Application
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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. There are nine Authorities, organized by geographic region, throughout the state. The Human Rights Authority is unique in its use of citizen volunteers to conduct these investigations and make corrective recommendations. As such, Regional Authorities are always seeking to fill vacancies as they occur as well as maintain a pool of potential volunteer members for times when the need arises.
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/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/GOV/save-money-winter
Save Money & Energy During The Winter
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Ideas to save money and energy during the winter months
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/PTAB/file-property-tax-appeal
File a Property Tax Appeal
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The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board is authorized by law to hear and adjudicate real property assessment disputes as follows: provide an informal forum for the hearing of contested appeals; Resolve appeals by issuing impartial decisions based upon equity and the manifest weight of the evidence; Establish clear, concise and accurate communications with the public; and maintain a work force that demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, integrity, efficiency and performance.
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/pregnancy-parenting-assistance
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistance
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Whether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, find information and learn about programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-services-directory
Home Services Directory
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Home Services Agencies provide services directly through workers providing home services for consumers primarily in their personal residences.  Services provided include assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship provided to an individual in his or her personal residence, which are intended to enable that individual to remain safely and comfortably in his or her own personal residence. 
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/IDPH/hospital-directory
IDPH Hospital Directory
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IDPH maintains a directory of all the hospitals in IL
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/HFS/child-support-payments
View Child Support Payments
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This site directs child support clients into their accounts, address problems related to mailing addresses and apply for services. It is a secured portal. Note: Individuals do not need to be a Department of Human Services client to receive child support services.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/assistance-seniors
Find Assistance in My Home & Community for Seniors
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CCP is a major initiative to prevent the unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults in Illinois, ages 60+ who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
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/IDPH/assisted-living-listing
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Licensed Establishments Listing
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A list of licensed facilities that provide assisted living and shared housing functionality. Listed are the number of units, whether they provide Alzheimer and adult day care.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/hospital-report-card
Illinois Hospital Report Card
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Consumers have a right to access information about the quality of health care provided in Illinois. The report card can help residents to become a more informed consumer and to make better health care choices. The public can access information on quality and safety data, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/healthy-women-application
Healthy Women Application Request
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Health information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DOI/health-care-provider-complaint
Health Care Provider Complaint Form
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DOI makes sure all insurance companies, HMOs, producers selling insurance in Illinois and other regulated entities obey state insurance laws. The Department provides consumer information and investigates complaints about companies and producers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-nursing-placement
Home Nursing Placement Agencies
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A Home Nursing Placement agency is an agency that acts as a placement agency, in order to deliver skilled nursing and home health aide services to persons in their personal residences. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-property
Short Form Power of Attorney-Property
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Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to appoint an agent to make property decisions for them. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/shelter-care-facilities
Shelter Care Facilities
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IDPH regulates Shelter Care Facilities, which are a type of nursing home.
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/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/LOT/lottery-numbers
Find Winning Lottery Numbers
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Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $19 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and other special causes.