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News Release | Illinois PIRG | COVID-19

New UK COVID-19 variant case means Chicago should hunker down, not reopen

This is a dangerous time for our city and state, and preventing unnecessary deaths must remain our top priority. Finding the new U.K. variant in Chicago means to stop the spread of the virus, we should redouble safety efforts, not ease them.

News Release | Illinois PIRG | Consumer Protection

Historic legislation to prevent predatory loans passes Illinois General Assembly

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Predatory Loan Prevention Act today, which will implement a 36 percent interest rate cap on consumer loans, including payday and car title loans.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

McDonald’s commits to eliminating toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging globally

McDonald’s announced a commitment to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging used in its restaurants by 2025. PFAS are linked to kidney and liver problems, high cholesterol, reduced immune system function, and cancer.

News Release | Illinois PIRG | Consumer Protection

Historic legislation to prevent predatory loans passes Illinois House

The Illinois House of Representatives passed the Predatory Loan Prevention Act today, which if passed by the Senate, would implement a 36 percent interest rate cap on consumer loans, including payday and car title loans.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Looking ahead: PIRG’s 2021 federal and state priorities

The new year is just around the corner. In 2021, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the state PIRGs will work to improve our health, safety and well-being by bringing Americans together to advocate for new laws and other positive changes

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