Quick Links - Legal Issues

Administration on Aging
Location: Washington, DC; Chicago, IL
Website: www.aoa.gov
Phone: 202.619.0724
AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
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Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.AuntMarthas.org
Phone: 815.937.0100
Counseling center provides comprehensive, community-based programs for children, youth, and families, encouraging them to become self-sufficient members of the community.
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Child Network
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.childnetwork.org
Phone: 815.936.7372
Umbrella agency dedicated to advocacy for neglected and physically and sexually abused children. The agency houses two programs: Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Kankakee County and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kankakee County.
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Domestic Violence Help Line
Phone: 877.863.6338
Toll-free, 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, multilingual, confidential service to all Illinois residents. The Help Line staff directly refers and links survivors to domestic violence services in their communities including shelter, counseling, legal services, and partner abuse intervention programs.
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Equip for Equality
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.equipforequality.org
Phone: 312.341.0022
A not-for-profit entity to implement the federal protection and advocacy system. It provides self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy, and systems monitoring.
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Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: www.depts.washington.edu/fadu
Phone: 206.543.7155
A research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects.
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GOVENGINE.com
Website: www.govengine.com
The premier Federal, State, and Local Government Site on the internet.
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Harbor House
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.harborhousedv.org
Phone: Office: 815.932.5814 Crisis: 815.932.5800
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kankakee and Iroquois counties including emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy, group and individual counseling, referrals, domestic violence education classes, and community education.
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Illinois Attorney General - Lisa Madigan
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.ag.state.il.us
Phone: 217.782.1090
The Attorney General is the lawyer for the state and its citizens and advocates to protect consumers and safeguard the environment. Provides assistance to victims of violent crimes.
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Illinois Department of Employment Security
Website: http://www.ides.illinois.gov
Phone: 800.244.5631
Provides employment services for the jobless as well as the under-employed, matching employer labor needs with the skills of job seekers.
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Illinois Department on Aging
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/aging
Phone: 217.785.2870
Distributes federal and state funds to thirteen Area Agencies on Aging which reallocate the money to serve older people.
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Illinois Lawyer Finder Service
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: www.illinoislawyerfinder.com
Phone: 217.525.5297
Not-for-profit organization which refers persons to a private practicing attorney near them for the type of legal problem they have.
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Illinois Secretary of State - Jesse White
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.sos.state.il.us/
Phone: 217.782.2201
Issues driver licenses and registers vehicles. Promotes organ donation awareness, oversees the Illinois State Library, and administers the state's literacy efforts.
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Illinois State Police - District 21
Location: Ashkum, IL
Website: http://www.isp.state.il.us
Phone: 815.698.2332
Promotes public safety with integrity, service, and pride to improve the quality of life for Illinois citizens.
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Iroquois County Circuit Clerk
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6991
The Iroquois County Circuit Clerk has general duties provided by statute and makes up part of the Illinois Court System.
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Iroquois County Coroner
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6954
The coroner's office is responsible for proper death investigation and keeps records and completes all legal documents required by law.
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Iroquois County Crime Stoppers
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.7463
Rewards are paid for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of people charged with felony offenses and to date Crime Stoppers statistics show a conviction rate of some 95 percent.
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Iroquois County Public Defender
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.4000
Provides legal representation for all people, including juveniles, who are financially unable to furnish counsel for proceedings in criminal, juvenile, mental health, or civil cases triable in Superior, Municipal, or Justice Courts.
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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Department
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6992
Full service law enforcement. Iroquois County 911 emergency phone calls.
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Iroquois County State's Attorney
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6980
Primarily a prosecuting agency representing the citizens of Iroquois County and the victim(s) of crime, handling felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases as well as juvenile court matters and mental health hearings.
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Iroquois Sexual Assault Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: Office: 815.432.2779 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 815.432.0420
Provides crisis sexual assault hotline services, counseling, advocacy, education, and training for adults and children.
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Kankakee - City of
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.citykankakee-il.gov
Phone: 815.933.0480
The City of Kankakee is located approximately 60 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 57. Offers numerous services including Senior Aides Project.
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Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: 815.932.7273 Crisis Line: 815.932.3322
Improves the quality of services to sexual assault and abuse victims to assist in their recovery and to work toward the elimination of sexual assault and abuse in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
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Kankakee County Circuit Clerk
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.co.kankakee.il.us/circuitclerk.html
Phone: 815.937.2905
Provides general duties provided by statute and makes up part of the Illinois Court System including, but not limited to: child support; probate; small claims; and traffic.
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Kankakee County Coroner
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://kankakeecountycoroner.org
Phone: 815.802.7190
Keeps records and completes all legal documents required by law. Investigates all deaths of persons not attended by a doctor in the last 24 hours or have expired of other than natural causes.
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Kankakee County Jury Commission
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.co.kankakee.il.us/jury.htm
Phone: 815.937.2978
The Commission summons jurors for one of two forms of jury duty: Petit or Grand Jury.
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Kankakee County Public Defender
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.co.kankakee.il.us/publicdefender.htm
Phone: 815.937.2965
Provides legal representation for all people, including juveniles, who are financially unable to furnish counsel for proceedings in criminal, juvenile, mental health, or civil cases triable in Superior, Municipal, or Justice Courts.
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Kankakee County Recorder
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.co.kankakee.il.us/recorder.htm
Phone: 815.937.2980
Records legal documents such as deeds, mortgages, plats of subdivision, liens, releases, and military discharges, and is responsible for making record of documents in three main areas: real estate, uniform commercial code, and marriage licenses.
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Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeecountysheriff.com
Phone: 815.802.7100 (non-emergency)
Full service law enforcement.
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Kankakee County State's Attorney
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.936.5800
Prosecution of crimes, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses; juvenile court cases, including delinquency, neglect, abuse, and truancy; prosecution of domestic violence cases, paternity, and non-support matters (IDPA). The Kankakee County States Attorneys Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in the delivery of services.
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Kankakee County Teen Court
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k3countyteencourt.com
Phone: 815.929.1111
Teen Court offers juveniles the option of participating in a diversion program that uses peer pressure and early intervention as its main tools in preventing recidivism.
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Police Department, City of Crescent City
Location: Crescent City, IL
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, City of Gilman
Location: Gilman, IL
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, City of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeepolice.com
Phone: 815.933.3321 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, City of Momence
Location: Momence, IL
Phone: 815.472.2021 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, City of Watseka
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.2433 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Town of Sheldon
Location: Sheldon, IL
Phone: 815.429.3340 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Township of Beaverville
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Aroma Park
Location: Aroma Park, IL
Phone: 815.937.1240 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Ashkum
Location: Ashkum, IL
Phone: 815.698.2424 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Bourbonnais
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.villageofbourbonnais.com
Phone: 815.937.3577 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Bradley
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: http://www.bradleyil.org/police/
Phone: 815.933.3315 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Buckingham
Location: Buckingham, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Buckley
Location: Buckley, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Cabery
Location: Cabery, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Chebanse
Location: Chebanse, IL
Phone: 815.697.2214 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Cissna Park
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Phone: 815.457.2262 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Clifton
Location: Clifton, IL
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Danforth
Location: Danforth, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Donovan
Location: Donovan, IL
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Essex
Location: Essex, IL
Phone: 815.365.2813 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Grant Park
Location: Grant Park, IL
Phone: 815.465.2151 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Herscher
Location: Herscher, IL
Phone: 815.426.2131 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Hopkins Park
Location: Hopkins Park, IL
Phone: 815.944.5204 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Loda
Location: Loda, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Manteno
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.villageofmanteno.com/police/
Phone: 815.929.4801(non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Martinton
Location: Martinton, IL
Phone: 815.432.4918 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Milford
Location: Milford, IL
Phone: 815.889.4085 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Onarga
Location: Onarga, IL
Phone: 815.268.7311 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Reddick
Location: Reddick, IL
Phone: 815.933.3324 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of St. Anne
Location: St. Anne, IL
Phone: 815.427.8126 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Sun River Terrace
Location: St. Anne, IL
Phone: 815.937.1222 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Wellington
Location: Wellington, IL
Phone: 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Police Department, Village of Woodland
Location: Woodland, IL
Phone: 815.473.4400 (non-emergency); 9-1-1 (emergency)
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Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.pslegal.org
Phone: 815.935.2750
Not-for-profit corporation that provides free legal help to senior citizens and low-income persons.
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Salvation Army
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
Phone: 815.933.8421
Programs include emergency family shelter, free lunch, and emergency food pantry.
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Sexual Assault 24-Hour Crisis Line
Location: Kankakee, IL; Iroquois, IL
Phone: 815.932.3322
24-Hour Crisis Line.
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Supreme Court of Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/court/
Phone: 217.782.2034
The highest tribunal in Illinois, the Supreme Court hears appeals from lower courts.
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Supreme Court of the United States
Location: Washington, DC
Website: www.supremecourtus.gov
Phone: 202.502.2600
The Constitution provides that the judicial power of the U.S. shall be vested in one Supreme Court. This judicial power shall extend to all cases.
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Thresholds
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.935.8886
Psychiatric rehabilitation and community support for adults with mental illness in Kankakee County.
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Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Courts - Kankakee & Iroquois Counties
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: http://k3county.net/21stJudicial/
Phone: 815.937.2915
The 21st Judicial Circuit includes Iroquois and Kankakee counties. Each circuit is a unified court system in which all trial courts are consolidated under a chief judge.
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Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.ifvcc.org
Phone: 815.936.4649
Provides coordinated response to family violence including child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault in Kankakee and Iroquois counties to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
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Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Probation Division - Iroquois & Kankakee Counties
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.937.2970
Provides services to the Courts regarding disposition of cases by the Courts' supervised individuals placed on probation and court supervision.
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U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Location: Washington, DC
Website: www.ftc.gov
Phone: 202.326.3553
Works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Call to report identity theft.
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