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Reining in Wall Street
Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.
RIGHT TO KNOW
A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products
Stand Up For Repair
Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.
Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.
The Problem with Peoples Gas
Peoples Gas is failing to prioritize public safety with its pipe replacement program, instead overhauling its entire system, busting its budget, and leaving customers with the bill.
The Real Price of Medications
People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs to cutting-edge surgical techniques. But spiraling costs force many Americans to spend more on care, even as the quality of that care remains the same.
Tragedy of Errors
Peoples Gas Light & Coke, the gas distribution utility serving homes and businesses in Chicago, has run some form of a gas main replacement program for the last 38 years, since 1981, when a study first recommended a 50-year dedicated program to replace a specific subset of at-risk, leak-prone cast iron pipes.
Over the decades, Peoples Gas has failed to design and implement a program that effectively accomplishes the public safety purpose of removing pipes made of aging legacy materials.
Transparent & Accountable Government
As our cities and state confront budget deficits, accountability and transparency should be the rule.
Work for Wellbeing
Your donation supports Illinois PIRG’s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.