Resource Links

Affordable Care Act Resources

HealthCare.gov – This site provides information on Health Care coverage for individuals, families, and small businesses.

Illinois Health Care Reform – This site provides up-to-date information on the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Options, Health Reform Implementation, and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Get Covered Illinois – This is the site of the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

Will County Health Department – Specially trained Health Department In-Person Counselors are available to help you navigate the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  You can schedule an appointment with one of the Health Department counselors or call them with any questions at 815-727-5990.

Business Information and Resources

Equipment Available for Checkout

The Wilmington Public library District now provides business equipment and materials to local businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and other associations. Collection materials are available for a two-week loan period. Equipment loans cannot be renewed.

Equipment and materials are provided by the Illinois State Library through funding from the Small Business Association, “Business and Libraries Working Together” grant. SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

  • Projection Screen
  • Kodak Playsport Videocamera Kit
    • Camera
    • Instruction Guide
    • USB Power Cord
    • Tripod
    • Two Multimedia Headsets
    • 4GB Memory Card
  • HP Laptop loaded with the following software:
    • Business Pro Plan
    • Sales Marketing Pro
    • Microsoft Office Professional
  • Canson PaperShow

Training Videos and Software

Resource Books

Other Helpful Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Provides information and local resources for small business owners.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – Provides a wide array of technical assistance to small businesses. Area SBDCs are located at Joliet Junior College and at Kankakee Community College.

OSHA Small Business Handbook 

State of Illinois Business Page – Information on starting, running, expanding, relocating, or closing a business.

Score – Fox Valley Chapter; free business advice

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization of businesses representing industry, retail, service, professionals, and agriculture in partnership with tourism and government to further promote economic growth and quality of life in Wilmington.

Community

City of Wilmington – Official site of the City of Wilmington. Information on the city of Wilmington.

Wilmington CUSD 209U – Official site of Wilmington School District 209-U.

Wilmington Community Resource Directory – A comprehensive directory of community organizations, services, and resources.

Wilmington Island Park District – Official site of the Wilmington Island Park District.

Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community -The mission of the Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community is to build a community free of substance abuse by effecting lasting, positive changes for the economic, social, spiritual and physical well-being of Wilmington’s children and adults.

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce – Includes a listing of Wilmington businesses.

Will County Historical Society – Connecting people and organizations to the history of Will County.

Will Grundy Counties Genealogical Society – Genealogical Information and resources.

Will County Health Department and Community Health Center – Provides comprehensive public health programs, behavioral health resources, and primary health care and dental services.

Will County Center for Community Concerns – WCCCC is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs in the community by providing the following programs and services:

  • Community Service Block Grant
  • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
  • IHWAP (Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program)
  • WCCCC is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling agency

Employment Resources

Job Help

CareerOneStop – A site sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration which provides information on job searching, education/training, developing/updating your resume, and links to services near you.

Workforce Services Division of Will County – Provides numerous services for job seekers including help in developing/updating your resume, interviewing skills, and networking.  A job board provides job listings from Will County businesses. The Mobile Workforce Center travels throughout the county to assist job seekers in communities close to where they live.

Illinois WorkNet – Provides information on finding a job, changing jobs, connecting to work support services, career advisors, and unemployment assistance.

Job Sources

Workforce Services Division of Will County – WSD Job Board

Careerbuilder.com

Monster.com 

USAJOBS.gov – Federal jobs and employment information

Networking

Workforce Services Division of Will County – Networking Information and a list of area networking groups and job clubs

Illinois WorkNet – Networking Information

LinkedIn – Post your information and network with other professionals

Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Help

Career Transitions – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Career Transitions” link.

Learning Express Library – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Learning Express Library” link.

Universal Class – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Universal Class” link.

Print Resources from Wilmington Public Library District – This link connects you to our catalog, PrairieCat, where you can request books with your library card.

Career Exploration and Change

Career Transitions – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Career Transitions” link.

Learning Express Library – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Learning Express Library” link.

Universal Class – Library card required to access this site from home.  Scroll down to the “Universal Class” link.

Illinois WorkNet – Careers, Wages, and Trends

O*Net OnLine – Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Career Information

Filing for Unemployment

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) – Information on applying for unemployment

Government Resources

City

City of Wilmington – City of Wilmington website. Information on the city of Wilmington

County 

Will County Illinois – Official website of Will County, Illinois

Will County Clerk – Official site of the Will County Clerk. Services provided include elections and voters’ services, marriage, civil unions, and vital records.

Will County Supervisor of Assessments – Official website of the Will County Supervisor of Assessments. Source for assessment information

Will County Circuit Court Clerk – Official website of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Will County.

Will County Health Department – Information on health services and programs in Will County

State

Illinois.gov – Official website of the State of Illinois

Illinois Department of Revenue – Tax Forms and Publications

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois Department of Aging – Official website of the Illinois Department of Aging

Secretary of State – Official website of the Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Attorney General – Official website of the Illinois Attorney General. The Attorney General is the state’s chief legal officer and is responsible for protecting the public interest of the state and its people.

Federal

USA.gov – The U.S. government’s official web portal

Congress.Gov – United States Legislative Information

Income Tax

Internal Revenue Service – Offical website of the Internal Revenue Service.

Forms and Publications

Social Security Administration – Official website of the United States Social Security Information

Other Information

Fuel Economy Website – Contains an electronic version of the Fuel Economy Guide and features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips.

Consumer.gov – Consumer protection basics

Health and Wellness Resources

Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community – The mission of the Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community is to build a community free of substance abuse by effecting lasting, positive changes for the economic, social, spiritual, and physical wee-being of Wilmington’s children and adults.

Will County Health Department and Community Health Center – Information on health services and programs in Will County

Illinois Department of Public Health – The Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for protecting the states’ 12.4 million residents and all its visitors through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

American Cancer Society – Information and Resources for Cancer

American Diabetes Association – Information and Resources for Diabetes

American Heart Association – Information on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Information on many health and safety topics

Household Products Database – Contains safety information on over 5,000 common products.

Mayo Clinic.com – Provides information on health and medical topics.

Medline Plus – Provides extensive consumer health information featuring hundreds of health topics, easy-to-read materials, and drug information.

NIH SeniorHealth – Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Senior Links

Senior Services Center of Will County – By calling the Information and Assistance Department, you can set up an appointment to speak with a representative to answer questions about Prescription Drug Assistance Programs, Income Tax Assistance Programs, Property Tax Assistance Programs, Medicare, Medicaid and much more. Please call (815)-723-9713 to schedule an appointment.

Illinois Department of Aging – Information on community care, social services, elderly rights

NIH SeniorHealth – Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

AARP Driver Safety Program – Driver’s safety course available in the classroom or online. You may be eligible for an insurance discount upon successful completion of the course. Local classroom courses are offered throughout the year at various locations, including area libraries.