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Business Source Premier »

Full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals covering all disciplines of business.

Check Illinois »

Background checks with search by name, property address, property PIN, or business name, including foreclosures, mortgage records, real estate transactions, building code violations, DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, tax liens, and more.

Chicago Defender: historical (1999-2019)

Historical full-text issues of the Chicago Defender.

Chicago Sun-Times: current (1986-present)

Current full-text issues of the Chicago Sun-Times. Read the latest issue »

Chicago Tribune: current (1985-present), online (2017-present) & historical (1849-1997)

Current, online, and historical full-text issues of the Chicago Tribune. Read the latest issue »

Christian Science Monitor: current (1980-present)

Current full-text issues of the Christian Science Monitor. Read the latest issue »

Consumer Health Complete »

Content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Consumer Reports »

Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice from the source that buyers trust.

Consumers’ Checkbook »

Ratings on Chicago-area service providers, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies.

Crain’s Chicago Business: current (1996-present)

Current full-text issues of Crain’s Chicago Business. Read the latest issue »

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