Helpful Resources

* Discover Chicago - Start exploring! The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Office of Tourism sponsor this Web site providing an overview of all that Chicago has to offer including theatre, museums, restaurants, shopping, sports and more! 

* What about schools? - Chicago Public Schools  

* Want to check on your kids' school grades? - Illinois Board of Ed 
School Report Cards 


* Change your address - online address change

* Mortgage Calculator

* Cook County Tax Portal - everything you need to know about your property taxes. This site includes links to assessors and treasurer's offices.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

When you're ready to move, you have lots to do. Use this handy reference guide to important services in Chicago.

Cable TV
800-COMCAST (800-266-2278)
RCN 800-RING-RCN (800-746-4726)

Local/Long Distance Phone Service
AT&T Customer Service 800-244-4444
MCI Home: 800-950-5555 Business: 800-888-0800
Sprint Customer Service 800-877-4646
Verizon 800-483-4000

Electrical Service
ComEd 800-334-7661
NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) 800-4NIPSCO (800-464-7726)

Gas Service
Peoples Gas 312-240-4000
Nicor Gas 888-NICOR4U (888-642-6748)
Semco Energy Gas Co. (Harbor Country) 800-624-2019
Trash Collection and Street Maintenance 311 or your city/village website

Water/Sewer
City of Chicago-Department of Water Management P.O. Box 6330, Chicago, Il 60680-6330
Bureau of Billings & Customer Services 312-744-4H2O (312-744-4426)

Taxes
Federal Income Tax - Federal 800-829-1040
State Income Tax- State 800-732-8866
Cook County Treasurer Taxpayer Assistance 312-443-5100

Transportation
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 888-YOUR-CTA (888-968-7282)
Metra Suburban Mass Transit 312-322-6777
Amtrak 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245)
Airport Information: O’Hare & Midway 800-832-6352 (O’Hare International)
Illinois Tollway 630-241-6800

Additional Phone Numbers
Post Office - 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777)
Automobile Stickers/City Clerk of Chicago 121 N. LaSalle #107, Chicago, IL 60602 312-742-5375

Chicago Public Schools  773.553.1000
Homeowner’s Exemptions/Property Tax Information
Marriage License/County Clerk Vital Records  312-603-7790
Vehicle License Information & Testing Centers 312-744-1528 800-252-8980
Voter Registration 312-603-0906 (Cook County)