Judge finds debt collector Portfolio Recovery violated federal law

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act July 2013

Debt Buyer And Collection Litigation 2013

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (Junk Faxes, Spam Texts, Robocalls, Telemarketing Abuse) August 2013

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Illinois Consumer Law

Zombie Debt Collection

Fed up with junk faxes, some are sending back lawsuits

The following organizations provide useful information and assistance to consumers:

Prarie State Legal Services

Administer Justice

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance

Illinois Legal Aid Online

National Association of Consumer Attorneys

National Consumer Law Center

Federal Trade Commission

Illinois Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

CARPLS: 1-800-738-9200  CARPLS has a hotline and advice desks at the Richard J. Daley Center, and provides advice to people who are being sued or wish to file a small claims case.

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Daley Center) 
(If you are being sued in a collection, foreclosure or eviction case, you can look up information about the status of the case at this site.)

18th Judicial Circuit Court Web Site (DuPage County): individuals being sued in DuPage County can also use the following site to locate information about their case.

19th Judicial Circuit Court Web Site (Lake County)

Will County Circuit Court

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Federal Court, Dirksen Building)

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Illinois Supreme Court

American Bar Association Guide to Finding Legal Help

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office

Northern District of Illinois

Central District of Illinois

Southern District of Illinois