Take Charge Chicago, P.O. Box 8048, Chicago, IL 60680 info@takechargechicago.org 1-773-999-2016

Doesn’t Chicago already have a Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)?

Yes, but it’s primarily concerned with licensing and regulation, more of a rubberstamp than an independent watchdog. The current Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor, not elected by the people. The Consumer Advocate would replace the Commissioner of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection and earn the same pay as Chicago’s City Clerk ($133,545), much less than the current BACP chief ($157,092).