The following agencies and organizations have, as their mission, to advocate and to protect the consumer. Turning to these you can find answers to many of your questions.
- City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
121 N.LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6060 or 3-1-1
Provides information on the rights and protection of the consumer, certifies and grants licenses to shops in different professions, investigates entities employing deceptive practices.
- Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Protects consumers through the initiation of investigations against entities employing methods or deceptive practices.
- Citizens Utility Board
309 W Washington St #800
Chicago, IL 60606
Protects the public by regulating the companies of water, electricity, gas, telephone and cable.
- Illinois Housing Development Authority
401 Michigan Avenue, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 836-5200
TDD: (866) 324-4431
Provides rental assistance to low-income families.
- Chicago Legal Clinic
2938 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Provides legal assistance to the community at a low cost.