Finances and Credit
Emergency Financial Resources
Managing Your Finances During Covid-19 - Karen Chan gives excellent guidance in this recording of a recent library program.
Local Food Pantries:
Wheeling Township: 847-259-7730
Elk Grove Township: 847-437-0300
Northwest Compass: 847-392-2344
Journeys The Road Home: 847-963-9163
Palatine Township: 847-358-6700
Salvation Army: 847-981-9111
Catholic Charities: 847-376-2100
Lutheran Social Services: 847-635-4600
Harvest Bible Chapel: 847-398-7005
Cross and Crown: 847-394-0362
St. Edna’s: 847-398-3362
Willow Creek Care Center: 224-512-2600
School Food Distribution
District 25 Available to all District 25 families with children age 18 and younger.
District 59 Available to all District 59 families with children age 18 and younger.
District 21 Scroll down to find information about Grab and Go food pickup. Available to all District 21 families with children age 18 and younger.
This is an excellent source of information on many relevant topics. Check the Village Resources tab for information on financial assistance. If you need assistance, call 847-368-5000.
Excellent source of information about Wheeling Township food pantry and services as well as information about paying utility bills, mortgages, and rent, general financial help, Social Security, and vehicle registration and driver's license renewal.
1-800-843-6154; (866) 324-5553; TTY/Nextalk or 711 TTY Relay
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday (except state holidays)
Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) help for consumers struggling to make payments on debts due to COVID-19 and guidance for its regulated financial sectors
800-244-5631; TTY: 866-488-4016
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP 1-800-843-6154; Nextalk 1-800-324-5553; 711 TTY Relay
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Mortgage and Housing Assistance During the Coronavirus National Emergency
1-800-722-1213; TTY 1-800-325-0778
Limited local service phone: 866-931-8350
Text of the CARES Act, or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Signed into law on March 27, 2020
Library Financial Databases
The library subscribes to several databases that can provide you with a lot of financial information. All of the databases below have an education component that can be used to teach yourself, teens, and young adults about equity markets, investing, or financial literacy.
To access these databases, go to ahml.info/research/databases and choose the first letter of the database name and click on the name of the database on the list.
- check current stock prices, company financials, and look up mutual fund and ETF information.
- Markets page for market analysis, earnings reports, and news.
- Articles & Videos – up to date articles on the financial situation and outlook
- Help & Education – Investment Classroom to learn more about stocks, bonds, funds, and portfolios, as well as a glossary of investment terms.
Value Line ahml.info/research/databases
- Daily Updates
- Current stock prices and company financials
- Commentaries and analysis
- Investment education
Weiss Ratings ahml.info/research/databases
- Special Training Video: A Beginner’s Guide to Investing
- Stock, mutual fund, and exchange traded fund information
- Consumer guides ebooks
- Financial Literacy Basics ebooks
- Medigap information
- Strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance companies
- Financial resources and articles for consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Topics include but are not limited to mortgage relief, information for servicemembers and veterans, avoiding scams, and the latest on student loans.
If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home in a number of ways:
- Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at email@example.com
- Report it to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov
- If it’s a cyber scam, submit your complaint through https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
If you have a question about a treatment or test for COVID-19, contact your health provider or pharmacist. The FDA’s Division of Drug Information (DDI) will answer almost any drug question. DDI pharmacists are available by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone, 1-855-543-DRUG (3784) and 301-796-3400.
877-IDTHEFT (877-438-4338); 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).
- Online financial literacy courses and articles, including Life Events and Transitions Plan.