Illinois PIRG Latest Blog Posts

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

There is no worse feeling than getting a large unexpected bill in the mail. And in the case of a surprise medical bill, it usually comes at the worst time - when you are home recovering from an illness or injury. But most of those bills will soon be a thing of the past.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

A look at 2020 highlights and milestones for the campaign to fix our stuff, and a look ahead to 2021

A toxic waste site was supposed to be cleaned up and re-developed, but after the developer dropped out, the taxpayers are left with a toxic mess and years of cleanup ahead -- which they will fund.

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon