Do you remember the printed handouts you used to get at the Family History Center that contained state research outlines?
The FamilySearch Wiki has replaced them with the United States Research Wiki Page.
It separates the information into topics for ease of use and printing. Web links make it quick and easy to move from topic to topic.
Scroll down to the map of the U.S. and click on a state you want to explore. Here is the page for Illinois.
More research topics are along the left.