Access Counselor Info
Consumer Protection Info
An open, honest and accountable government, the cornerstone of a
democracy,can only be achieved through the free and open exchange of
information between government and its citizens. Both the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) endeavor to open
the workings of government to the public, shed light on government actions
and, in the process, strengthen our democracy.
Similarly, the newly enacted government ethics laws are intended to increase
government accountability. The Office of the Attorney General is committed to
ensuring compliance with these laws and increasing awareness by both the public
and public officials of their rights and obligations under them.
The links below will help you find information on the work of the Attorney General’s
newly established Public Access Counselor, to promote compliance with these laws.
Public Access Counselor Home Page
Public Access Counselor’s 2009 Annual Report
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The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division protects Illinois consumers
and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. The work
of the Division is carried out by the following bureaus: Consumer Fraud Bureau,
Charitable Trust Bureau, Franchise Bureau, Health Care Bureau, and Veterans Rights Bureau.
The Consumer Fraud and Health Care Bureaus offer informal dispute resolution programs
for consumers with complaints concerning their purchases and health care.
Law enforcement actions are taken by the Attorney General to protect the public good and
to ensure a fair market place. An important part of the Division’s work is to provide Illinois
citizens with the information necessary to avoid becoming victims of consumer fraud and
to aid in making wise purchasing decisions.
The Division also advocates on behalf of Illinois citizens by holding hearings, drafting reports
and legislation on emerging consumer issues.
Consumer Protection Home Page:
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