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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 educates small business and consumers to ensure the public is protected against fraudulent practices.  BACP investigates for business compliance in areas such as: sales practices, fuel, natural gas, electricity, durable and non durable merchandise and services.  The Department also enforces rules and regulations relating to liquor establishments, measures and weighs, public chauffeurs, public passenger vehicles, ambulances, and transportation network providers.   

Alerts (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Severe Alert Dec 1, 2016 Shared Housing Ordinance Workshop Offered at BACP on 12/2 and 12/21
Severe Alert Nov 30, 2016 2016 Taxicab Drivers Excellence Award Nominations Being Accepted
Severe Alert Sep 12, 2016 Information About the Shared Housing Ordinance
Severe Alert Jul 29, 2016 The Second Phase of Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Will Take Effect on August 1, 2016
Severe Alert Jul 15, 2016 Shared Housing Ordinance Prohibited Buildings List Affidavit

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Most Recent News (Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)

Oct 18, 2016 City Announces Winner of ‘Chicago's Top Cabbie’ Contest
Sep 16, 2016 City Announces Voting Period For ‘Chicago’s Top Cabbie’ Contest
Sep 9, 2016 City Small Business Center is ‘On The Road’ to Columbus Park Refectory
Jul 29, 2016 Free Social Media Workshop Series Returning To City Hall
Jul 25, 2016 Emerging Business Permit Paves Way For Parking App Company To Operate In Chicago
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