Consumer Issues

Databases

  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    Repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles, from 1954 to the present.

  • ConsumerReports.org

    Ratings and recommendations on thousands of goods and services.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    A library of downloadable legal forms addressing the most common legal matters including bankruptcy, wills, divorce, contracts and landlord/tenant issues.

  • Illinois Public Records

    Search Illinois bankruptcies, foreclosures, auctions, new homeowners and new businesses.

Websites

  • Better Business Bureau

    Find accredited businesses in Chicago and northern Illinois.

  • Fraud!org

    Fraud alerts and fraud prevention tips from the National Consumers League.

  • Illinois Attorney General

    Find consumer complaint submission forms, information about student debt assistance, an identity theft hotline, and other important information for consumers.

  • Illinois Hospital Report Card

    Information of quality and safety data, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction and costs of services in Illinois hospitals and surgical centers.

  • Illinois Physicians

    Find Illinois physicians and chiropractors and view their office addresses, educational backgrounds, and other information.

  • Kelley Blue Book

    Car evaluations, reviews and compariosns for both new and used vehicles. Searchable by category, make & model, and fuel efficiency standards (MPG).