This site’s smooth layout is not only appealing, but also allows for easy navigation. As the cursor runs over each section of the site, it brings up an explanation of the respective content. Depending on their areas of interest, users have the opportunity to sign up for one (or all) of three city e-mail lists. The site contains helpful emergency-preparedness materials as well as an informative section on homeland security. The “online reference desk” is like a mini-library, with access to links, forms, directories, newsletters, press releases, public notices, and maps. While the site does contain bond statements and official bond statements and continuing disclosure documents, adding annual financial information to the site would round out its contents and boost it to “full” Top Picks status! See Des Plaines’ here.