Useful Links

Accredited Online Colleges - www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
Aa searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs.

All Kids Covered Program, State of Illinois - www.allkidscovered.com
Making health care a reality for hundreds of thousands of families across the state.

American Legion Post 88 - www.legionpost88.com
Welcome to Lawrence Riddle Post 88 - Mattoon, Illinois

Annuities Assistance for Veterans - www.annuity.org
Assistance available for Veterans and their families to learn and understand the options available to them.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) - www.stlouis.bbb.org
Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois

Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://stats.bls.gov

Business USA - www.business.usa.gov
The official resource to help businesses quickly find compliance information, forms and contacts from multiple U.S. government web sites.

The Business Continuity Institute - www.thebci.org
Provides resources and tools to assist business and data managers.

Census Factfinder - www.factfinder2.census.gov
Get a Fact Sheet for your community...

Census - www.census.gov
Information from the U.S. Census Bureau

City of Mattoon, Illinois - www.mattoon.illinois.gov
The Official Site of Mattoon Illinois

Coles County Fair - www.colescountyfair.com
Illinois' oldest continuous County Fair since 1854

Coles County Memorial Airport - www.colescountyairport.com
The Coles County Memorial Airport (MTO) has been serving the general aviation community for over 50 years. Construction of the public airport started in 1951 and was completed the following year. Formal dedication in 1953 recognized the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in the Korean Conflict.

Community Online Resource Directory (CORD) - www.cordlink.org
What is CORD? CORD is a listing of various diverse area agencies and a detailed explanation of the programs they provide. CORD is one of six initiatives identified in 1998 during a seven county community health needs assessment process - the development phase of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Womens and Children's Center. The five other projects include: Free Dental Clinic; Medication Assistance Program; Adult Day Care; Mobile Preventive Health Screens and Prenatal and Postnatal Education.

Consumer Price Index - www.bls.gov/cpi
Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

Department of Labor Employment & Training - www.doleta.gov
Labor Market Information, Welfare to Work, Employment Training Programs, Workforce Development

Drug Dangers - www.drugdangers.com
Drug Dangers is committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov
The EPA protects human health and safeguard the natural environment - air, water and land - upon which life depends. In addition to protecting the environment through regulations, they lead the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works to make a cleaner environment a reality.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - www.eeoc.gov
Discrimination by Type: Facts and Guidance; Laws, Regulations and Guidance; Training and Outreach

Federal Citizen Information Center - www.gsa.gov
The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies provides U.S. government information and services directly to the public.  It currently offers a variety of information channels, including websites, web chat, telephone, print, social media and email.

Federal Consumer Information Center - www.publications.usa.gov
Order FREE and low cost federal consumer publications from the Federal Citizen Information Center at GSA from Publications.USA.gov. Operated by the FCIC, U.S. General Services Administration, it serves as a central source of information about federal government publications helpful to citizens.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - www.fdic.gov
Contains various types of bank data, quarterly financial reports, comparisons of individual banks with each other and aggregate statistics.

Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.fema.gov
Works to reduce loss of life and property and to protect America's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive emergency management program.

Federal Employer ID Numberwww.irs-tax-id.com
Step-by-step Online Application for Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN) as well as important information regarding FEIN.

Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov
The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.

Fighting SPAM E-mail - www.onguardonline.gov
This website has information about the Federal Trade Commission's recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers' responsibilities under the CAN-SPAM law. In the "For Consumers" section, you'll find tips on how to reduce the amount of spam email in your in-box.

Hoover's - www.hoovers.com
Summarizes key information on hundreds of America's largest employers.

IECC Business & Industry Services - www.iecc.edu
Business and Industry Services provide customized training to small, medium, and large businesses and industries throughout a 12-county area of the IECC District. Training classes are offered at the convenience of the business and industry work schedule, which means flexible class times, locations, and length of training.

Illinois Attorney General - www.ag.state.il.us
Satellite Office-500 Broadway AVenue;Mattoon, IL 61938

Illinois Bureau of Tourism - www.enjoyillinois.com
Mile after magnificent mile

Illinois Business Information - www.illinois.gov
All state information - forms and resources for business

Illinois Chamber of Commerce - www.ilchamber.org
Resource & legislative information for Illinois businesses.

Illinois Commerce Commission - www.icc.illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Agriculture - www.agr.state.il.us
The Illinois Department of Agricultures vision is to promote and regulate agriculture in a manner which encourages farming and agribusiness while protecting Illinois consumers and our natural resources.

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity - www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is charged with enhancing Illinois' economic competitiveness by providing technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families.

Illinois Department of Commerce/Community Affairs - www.illinoisbiz.biz

Illinois Department of Employment Security - www.ides.illinois.gov
Your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more!

Illinois Department of Labor - www.illinois.gov/idol
The mission of the Illinois Department of Labor is to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of the state labor laws, to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides, and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources - www.dnr.state.il.us
Fox Ridge State Park, in east-central Illinois is known for its steep, thickly wooded ridges, broad, lush valleys and miles of rugged, scenic hiking trails and covers 2,064 acres...

Illinois Department of Revenue - www.revenue.state.il.us
Business Registration, Retailers Occupation Tax Number, Resale Certificate Number

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) - www.dot.state.il.us

Illinois Driver's License Handbook- www.idrivesafely.com/dmv-drivers-license-handbooks

Illinois Farm Bureau - www.ilfb.org
Illinois Farm Bureau is a membership organization controlled by farmers who join IFB® through their county Farm Bureau.

Illinois General Assembly - www.ilga.gov
Bill Status & Text, Public Acts, Schedules

Illinois Home Care & Hospice Council - www.ilhomecare.org
The Illinois Home Care Council (IHCC) is the nation's first home care association, and is the voice for home health care in the state of Illinois. IHHC represents home care and hospice agencies that provide care to Illinois residents, companies that serve those agencies, and other state and federal organizations that have an interest in home care.

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs - www.iira.org
This interesting site provides data on local governments. By selecting a county from the electronic atlas, users can obtain a list of commonly requested information. On the following level, cities selected in the designated county will provide additional information.

Illinois Restaurant Association - www.illinoisrestaurants.org
The Illinois Restaurant Association serves as the primary source of industry information, training and purchasing power for Illinois' foodservice industry. These services are designed to give our members a competitive edge through the delivery of seminars, workshops and quality vendors.

Illinois Secretary of State - www.cyberdriveillinois.com
The programs in the Secretary of State's office are an important tool for educating citizens about issues that affect their everyday lives.

Illinois Secretary of State Business Service Department - www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/business
A comprehensive site for Illinois Businesses Incorporation Assistance.

Illinois Senate Democrats - www.illinoissenatedemocrats.com

Illinois Senate Republicans - http://www.senategop.state.il.us

Illinois Office of Management and Budget- www2.illinois.gov/gov/budget
Fiscal Year Budget and Related Materials for the State of Illinois

Illinois State Library - cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/
Find-It! Illinois, the Illinois State Library's one-stop source for Illinois library, government and educational information.

State of Illinois - www.illinois.gov
The communities in Illinois are as diverse as the state's landscape. Explore the culture, people, history and natural wonders from region to region.

Illinois State Police - www.isp.state.il.us
Official Illinois State Police Website.

IndustryNet™ - www.industrynet.com
Searchable database buyers guide of 600,000 U.S. manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and services. Locate manufacturing products, services and suppliers among 10,000 product categories.

International Trade Centre - www.intracen.org
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

IRS - www.irs.gov
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

Lake Land Collegewww.lakeland.cc.il.us
Lake Land College main campus located in Mattoon, with community locations in Paris, Pana, Marshall and Effingham,  providing an affordable, accessible, and effective learning environment for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities served.

Lake Mattoon & Lake Paradise - www.mattoon.illinois.gov/government/publicworks/parkdept/lakes
Web page featuring beautiful Lake Mattoon & Lake Paradise

Mattoon Community Unit #2 Schools - www.mattoon.k12.il.us
"Making a difference...One student at a time."

Mattoon Parks Department - www.mattoon.illinois.gov/government/publicworks/parkdept
Known as "Baseball Capital of the World"...

Meth Watch Program - www.methwatch.ca/
The Meth Watch Program is designed to help curtail the theft and suspicious sales of pseudoephedrine products and other common household commodities used in the illicit manufacturing of methamphetamine in small, underground labs.

Minority Business Development Agency - www.mbda.gov
U.S. Department of Commerce encourages the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United States through special business resources and services.

National Do Not Call Registry - www.donotcall.gov
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

National Drug Awareness - www.drugwatch.com
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA, as many as half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug each month, with more than 3 billion drugs prescribed annually. Unfortunately, many medications intended to help a patient can cause harmful and debilitating side effects. At DrugWatch.com, we aim to educate the public about prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recalls, medication interactions, and current developments in the medical field.

Nursing Home Negligence - www.nursinghomeabuseguide.com
Within our nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly 10%, or roughly 150,000 seniors experience elder abuse each year. Many of these cases go unreported, although some of them can be quite serious and even result in the death of a loved one. Nursing home abuse in the United States has turned into an epidemic. Our seniors and loved ones are at risk of elder abuse each and every day.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - www.osha.gov
US Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health

Office Of The Governor - www2.illinois.gov/gov

Refdesk.com - www.refdesk.com
Free Internet Fact Checker - Reference, Fact, News - Family-Friendly Resources

Salary Wizard - www.salary.com
Skills management software for human capital management and to build skills inventories. Features company profile, and details of solutions

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - www.irs.gov
Your Small Business Advantage

Small Business Development Center - www.ieccsbdc.com
218 E. Main Street
Olney, IL 62450
Satellite Office:
500 Broadway Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938
One on One Business Counseling-Feasibility Studies--Business Planning--Marketing/Research--Business Management--Loan Structuring--Financial Analysis
618-395-3011

Social Security - Official Social Security Website: www.socialsecurity.gov
Social Security -
Faces and Facts of Disability: www.socialsecurity.gov/disabilityfacts/

Society for Human Resource Management - www.shrm.org
The leading professional organization for employment practitioners and staffing professionals.

Federal Consumer Information Center - www.pueblo.gsa.gov

TradeRoots (US Chamber of Commerce) - www.traderoots.org
TradePort is a repository of free information and resources for businesses involved in all aspects of global trade. Created in 1996, TradePort is supported by an alliance of public and private sector trade promotion service organizations in California that assist businesses and their foreign counterparts in bilateral trade and investment opportunities.  

United States Census Bureau - www.census.gov
The newest data-warehousing and rollout tool for all types of census informaion across the United States

United States Department of Justice - Sex Offender Public Registry - www.nsopw.gov
This Web site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice.

United States House of Representatives - www.house.gov
Official website for the United States House of Representatives

United States Senate - www.senate.gov
Official website for the United States Senate

United States Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.org

United States Department of Commerce - www.commerce.gov
Trade Center Information

United States Department of Labor - www.dol.gov
Laws and regulations, statistics and date

United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) - www.uspto.gov
Information on PTO's services and databases to search for similar invention patents.

United States Postal Service - Official Website - www.usps.com

United States Small Business Administration - www.sba.gov
Small Business Law & Regulations. You don’t have to be a lawyer to open and run a small business. Find out how to handle day-to-day legal issues that could affect your small business.

United States Treasury Department - www.treasury.gov
Office of Procurement, Small Business Assistance, Internal Revenue Service, Taxpayer Education

University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs - www.igpa.uillinois.edu
The Institute of Government and Public Affairs is a public policy research organization based in Chicago and Urbana-Champaign. IGPA plays an important role in assisting government to better serve the public good. IGPA provides access to top-quality University of Illinois research to improve decision making at every level of government.