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Consumer Information

Consumer Advocacy

Illinois Consumer Information


For Seniors

Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks

Credit Reports and Real Estate

General Consumer Focused Websites





Legal Aid


Consumer Advocacy

Consumer Resources from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 

Report a rip-off or call 877-FTC-HELP

Sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry or call 888-382-1222

Learn about credit, loans, and mortgages

Free copy of your credit report  or call 877-322-8228

Report ID theft or call 877-ID-THEFT

Online safety

Hang up on phone fraud

Read up on saving energy

Health and Fitness

Business and advertising from the view of a kid

Consumer tips before purchasing

Recursos para el Consumidor

Order free publications from the FTC

Additional Internet websites:


The Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

National Consumers League

Consumers Union

Do-It-Yourself Congressional Investigation Kit


National Fraud Information Center

“Economic Security for Seniors Facts,” National Council on Aging

Credit Reports and Real Estate

The Federal Trade Commission 

Annual Credit

Annual Credit Report: Frequently Asked Questions

The Chicago Tribune Real Estate Page

Illinois Housing Search

Illinois State Treasurer’s Office

Mortgage Calculator

Mortgage Reports

Transportation Websites


Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Road Conditions and Maps from IDOT

Cyberdrive Illinois

Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page

Pace Bus Schedules

CTA Train Schedules

CTA System Maps

Metra: Union Pacific West Line

The Chicago Airport System


Kelley Blue Book

Rules of the Road

Drivers License/ID Card

Drivers License Permit Test Information


Protect Your Identity - if your driver’s license or ID card is lost or stolen

Autopedia: The Automotive Encyclopedia

The Lemon Car Page

Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks

U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright Advisory Network

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Index of the U.S. Patent/Trademark Office

“Copyright: An Overview” from the Cornell Univ. Law School

Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption - 501(c)(3)

“Overview of Trademark Law” from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

"Patent Law: An Overview" from the Cornell Univ. Law School


Maywood's Statistics

Crime in Maywood

US Census Bureau

American Fact Finder


The Maywood Village Code

Federal and State Tax Forms

State and Municipal Tax Forms

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Prevailing Wage Rates/Department of Labor

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Department of Commerce

Federal Citizen Information Center

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation


llinois Consumer Information

Cook County Assessor's Office

Cook County Recorder of Deeds

Cyberdrive Illinois

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales

Illinois Housing Search

Illinois State Treasurer’s Office

“Privacy Education,” People Smart


Illinois CLICKS


The Citizen's Utility Board

Illinois Legal Aid

News and Weather

The Illinois Crime Database


Department of Labor: State of Illinois

United States Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook

General Consumer Focused Websites

Consumer World

Consumer Search

Chasing Green

Gadget Guru