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The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) licenses, educates, regulates and empowers Chicago businesses to grow and succeed as well as, receives and processes consumer complaints. BACP provides bi-weekly and monthly informative sessions to help businesses act responsibly and create economic vitality and vibrant communities for the people in Chicago. BACP also educates small business and consumers to ensure the public is protected against fraudulent practices, and investigates for business compliance in areas such as: sales practices, fuel, natural gas, electricity, durable and non durable merchandise and services. Additionally, BACP enforces rules and regulations relating to liquor establishments, weights and measures, public chauffeurs, public passenger vehicles, ambulances, and transportation network providers.

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Alerts (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Severe Alert Jun 28, 2017 Paid Sick Leave Rules
Severe Alert Jun 9, 2017 Paid Sick Leave Notice for Employers
Severe Alert Jun 9, 2017 New and Updated Minimum Wage Notice for Employers
Severe Alert May 23, 2017 Minimum Wage Update
Severe Alert Jan 30, 2017 Shared Housing Ordinance Prohibited Buildings List Affidavit

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Aug 2, 2017 BACP, CPD Cracks Down On Illegal Party Buses In Joint Enforcement
Aug 2, 2017 Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Driver Wins Free Medallion For Exemplary Service To The Disability Community
Jul 17, 2017 City Launches New Pharmaceutical Representative License
Jun 23, 2017 City Small Business Center Is ‘ON THE ROAD’ To The South Shore Cultural Center
May 25, 2017 Mayor Emanuel, BACP Introduce Ordinance to Ease Regulations on Coin-Operated Laundromats
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