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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Financial Reform

Federal regulators, states file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

Statement: "U.S. PIRG welcomes the Facebook lawsuits by 48 state and territorial attorneys general and federal regulators."

News Release | Illinois PIRG

New report: Formula rate law at center of ComEd scandal cost consumers billions, under-delivered promised benefits

ComEd is reaping record profits and its customers are paying 37 percent higher electricity delivery rates while the utility has under-delivered on its promises to its customers and the public, according to Guaranteed Profits, Broken Promises, a report released by Illinois PIRG on Tuesday. 

News Release | Illinois PIRG

Statement: New indictments reinforce need to address public policy harm caused by corrupt ComEd scheme

“Today’s indictment reinforces the need for Illinois policymakers to act to address the harm inflicted on ComEd’s customers and the public through ComEd’s maneuvers. While federal prosecutors may deliver a legal remedy for ComEd’s actions, bad public policies enacted in-part through ComEd’s scheme remain.

News Release | Illinois PIRG | COVID-19

Governor J.B. Pritzker takes action to save lives

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced today that he will be expanding Illinois’ restrictions designed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the governor’s announcement, IllinoisPIRG director Abe Scarr released the following statement.

News Release | Illinois PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

35th annual Trouble in Toyland report uncovers mislabeled and dangerous toys

Illinois PIRG Education Fund’s Trouble in Toyland report has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But 2020 is unique, and as Americans have worked, learned and played from home to protect themselves from COVID-19, children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards. 


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