This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects include religion, clubs and lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, kids, teens, activism, alternative sexuality, genealogy, and personal home pages.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of Illinois.

If your site is not statewide in focus, please submit to the appropriate region, county, or locality category.

If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit to the appropriate category for that community.

Information on the well-being of domestic animals.
Submissions must be for animal welfare in the state of Illinois.
Includes links to Illinois-based resources that would be listed within the Society: Disabled category. Sites may include, but not limited to:
  • State of Illinois government agencies and resources
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Community groups, organizations focused on care and assisted technologies.
Please submit county or local resources to the appropriate .../Illinois/Counties or .../Illinois/Localities, preferably its Society and Culture category, if it exists.
This category contains links to state-level sites and state-wide categories related to the family, including but not limited to: child care, adoption, foster care, parenting, and runaways.
Subject matter relating specifically to the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community of Illinois.
Only submissions offering information on more than one metro area or the entire state will be considered for this category. This may include regional guides, organizations, some events and conferences, and online communities.

If your site is specific to a city, please submit to the most appropriate subcategory within the local category.

Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818.
Please note that nearly all of Illinois'' counties have one or more genealogical sites listed.

Although only a few counties contain ''Genealogy'' categories, it is highly recommended to check out the desired county category, and submit county-level genealogical societies, USGenWeb Project, Illinois Trails Project, or related resources to that level.

This category includes links to sites associated with or focused on celebrating the various holidays throughout the year.
Please note that local holiday sites may be listed in that locality''s category, which may not have it''s own ''Holiday'' category.
Includes links to a variety of disparate issues that face the citizens of Illinois and the nation. Sites may include but not limited to those Illinois-based sites that would/could be listed in the Society: Issues category.
This category contains links to sites related to military interest groups, organizations, personal pages and the like based in Illinois. Sites may include but are not limited to:
  • Veterans groups, organizations and associations
  • Personal pages centered around military life, but are mainly related to activities or interests in Illinois.
  • POW-MIA organizations
  • American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, and similar groups
Includes links to sites related to paranormal organizations, activities, events, and resources within the State of Illinois.
This category includes links to elections, campaigns, political news, voting, political parties, and activist and citizens' organizations in the state of Illinois.
No sites are accepted to this category.
Includes links to sites of interest related to resources for interpersonal relationships and romance to residents of Illinois.
Please submit sites to the appropriate @linked categories, such as:
Includes links of interest the State of Illinois regarding religion and spirituality. Religion is a social phenomenon involving systems of shared practices, views, symbols, and moral values. Spirituality is a personal relationship and communication with the Divine or the Ground of Being, with or without the direct influence of any organization or a set of organizationally imposed views. Please see the Society: Religion and Spirituality category FAQ for more detail on the category. This category includes @links to the various 'all-in-one' categories for various regionalized (to the Illinois-level) religious and spiritual resources.
Please do NOT submit sites related to local church, religious or spiritual groups to this state-level category. Local church, religious or spiritual groups should be submitted to the appropriate .../Localities or Society and Culture: By_Locality category.

Continue to submit local groups to localities, regardless if they have their own .../Society_and_Culture/Religion category.

This category contains links to local categories for reunions, except for high school or college reunions which should be placed in the appropriate locality's Education: Reunions and Alumni category, as appropriate.
This category contains links to resources and organizations directed towards mature Illinois citizens at the state-level. Examples of sites may include (but not limited to) statewide organizations for retired workers, grandparents' rights associations, and support communities.
Please submit sites related to senior citizens of a particular city, village or town to the appropriate locality.

Please submit sites related to assisted living centers in a particular city, village or town to the appropriate locality or its Health subcategory, if one exists. -AND- submit Assisted Living Facilities.

Please note that very few localities will specifically have a separate, "Seniors" category; however, still submit these sites to the top-level category or its "Society_and_Culture" category, if one exists.

This category contains links to resources and organizations directed toward women, and related issues, such as health issues, and advocacy. Organizations and resources associated with parenting, which are related to both women and men, will be located in the Society_and_Culture category. Organizations and resources associated with childcare are located in the Kids category.