Information and Reader Services

      The Reference Librarians at Highland Park Public Library are happy to help you with any research project. We can:
      • Show you how to use electronic resources
      • Assist you in obtaining materials from other libraries
      • Guide you through the overwhelming sources of information on the Internet
      • Help you identify books and journals appropriate to your subject

      From the Reference Desk

      Consolidated General Election

      On April 7, 2015 Highland Park voters will vote for Mayor, City Council, Park District of Highland Park Commissioner, North Shore School District 112 Board Members, and Township High School District 113 Board Members. Additional voting information is available at LakeVoterPower.info or by calling 847/377-2410.

       

      Mayor:

      Nancy Rotering

      City Council (3 vacancies):

      Michelle Holleman

      Tony Blumberg

      Paul Frank

      Park District of Highland Park Commissioner (2 vacancies):

      Lori Flores Weisskopf

      Brian Kaplan

      North Shore School District 112:

      Unexpired 2-Year Term (1 vacancy)

      Jacqueline N. Denham

      Full 4-Year Term (3 vacancies)

      Yumi Ross

      Michael Cohn

      Eric Ephraim

      Township High School District 113 (4 vacancies)

      Michelle Culver

      Debra Hymen

      George Spathis

      David B. Small

      Alena K. Laube

      David Scott Greenberg

      William Kerstein

      League of Women Voters of Highland Park/Highwood Voters Guide to the Consolidated Election: High School District 113.

      Early Voting

      Early voting starts on March 23 and ends on April 4. The early voting site for Moraine and West Deerfield Townships:

      Highland Park Police Station, 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., 847/926-1084

      Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

       

      Tax Forms

      Due to appropriation cuts, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Illinois Department of Revenue have announced that each is limiting the tax forms that libraries will receive.

      The Library has received IRS and Illinois tax forms. We have the following forms- IRS 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms, a reference copy of IRS Publication 17, and Illinois 1040 forms and booklets. These will be the only forms and booklets the Library can order.

      You can obtain your individual and business tax forms and publications are available in several ways:

      • Printing and viewing forms and publications from the IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue web site
      • Online ordering of IRS forms and publications. You will receive print copies via U.S. mail. (order early)
      • Calling the IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue to order forms and publications. You will receive print copies via U.S. mail. (order early)
      • Visiting a local office.

      For help in navigating the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue web sites, printing forms and instructions, or online ordering of forms and publications, please ask a Reference Librarian.

      IRS Tax Forms for Individuals and Businesses

      The IRS announced that print tax forms available to libraries have been reduced because "IRS appropriations were significantly cut by the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress".

      The Library will receive limited number of the following forms and publications:

      • Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ
      • Publication 17 (one reference copy)
      • Reproducible forms and publications

      The Library will not receive the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ instruction booklets or any other forms, instructions and publications.

       IRS.gov  Print and view forms, instructions, and publications online

       IRS.gov/orderforms  Online ordering of IRS forms, instructions and publications for individuals and businesses. You will receive print copies via U.S. mail.(order early)

      (800) 829-3676  Call the IRS to order print forms, instructions, and publications. You will receive print copies via U.S. mail. (order early)

      Visit an IRS Office (Monday - Friday from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm)

      • 230 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 292-4912
      • 5100 River Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176, (847) 737-6688

      Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Forms for Individuals and Businesses

      The Illinois Department of Revenue will supply the Library with the 1040 forms and instruction booklets. All other forms, schedules, and instructions are available online.

       Tax.Illinois.gov Print and view forms, schedules and instructions online

      Calling the Illinois Department of Revenue to order forms and instructions. You will receive print copies via U.S. mail. (Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

      • Individuals: (800) 732-8866 or (217) 782-3336
      • TTD: (800) 544-5304
      • Business Hot Line: (217) 524-4772

      Visit an Illinois Department of Revenue Office (Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

      • James R. Thompson Center, Concourse Level, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601, (800) 732-8866
      • Maine North Regional Building, 9511 Harrison Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60016, (847) 294-4200

      Need additional help?

      AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

      • Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield, IL 60015, (847) 572-2652. Appointment required.
      • North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield, IL 60093, (847) 784-6025. Appointment required.

      IRS Tax Payer Advocate Service: Call (312) 292-3800 in Chicago.

      Concerns about the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue appropriations?

      Please direct your concerns to your Congressional or Illinois General Assembly delegations.

      Congressional Delegation:

      • Senator Dick Durbin, 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510, (202) 224-2152 or (312) 353-4952, online contact form.
      • Senator Mark Kirk, 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510, (202) 224-2854 or (312) 886-3506, online contact form.
      • Representative Bob Dold, 221 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515, (202) 225-4835, online contact form.

      Illinois General Assembly Delegation:

      • Senator Julie Morrison, 119B Capitol Building, Springfield IL 62706, (217) 782-3650 or (847) 945-5200.
      • Representative Scott Drury, 250-W Stratton Office Building, Springfield IL 62706, (217) 782-0902 or (847) 681-8580
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