Winnetka Businessman Charged With Gouging Customers Who Bought N95 MasksThe owner of a medical supply company in Winnetka has been charged with taking advantage of customers trying to buy scarce personal protective equipment at the start of the pandemic, selling respirator masks at markups of 185% to 367%.
No Action From Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Price Gouging Pursuit“Price gouging will not be tolerated,” Pritzker declared in March, later promising that instances of unfair pricing would be brought to the attention of Attorney General Kwame Raoul.
Coronavirus In Illinois: State Investigating Hundreds Of Price Gouging Complaints, But Some High Prices At Stores Are LegalStores are bearing the brunt of the blame, but CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas learned the issue of pricing can be a complicated one.
Illinois Attorney General Investigating More Than 900 Price-Gouging Complaints During Coronavirus PandemicThe Illinois Attorney General's Office is investigating more than 900 price-gouging complaints from people across the state who accused businesses of hiking their prices during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Package Of Toilet Paper For $49,000? Officials Vow To Punish Online Price-GougersCity and state consumer fraud officials are warning tonight about online price gouging by sellers seeking excessive profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Price Gouging Complaints Surge As Shoppers Stock Up On Food, SuppliesMayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has received 190 complaints about price gouging so far this month, compared to only two for all of last year.
Old Town Woman Who Lost Job During Coronavirus Outbreak Says Landlord Is Also Price GougingWhile most are pulling together in this time, some tenants feel their landlords are pulling apart old norms.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Attorney General Kwame Raoul Investigating Widespread Reports Of Virus-Related Price-Gouging“I strongly, strongly urge all businesses to maintain fair pricing on all items, especially those that are crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19," Raoul said.
Ticket Troubles Solved By 2 InvestigatorsA state legislator is now calling today for tougher regulation of online ticket brokers.
Lawmaker Wants To Punish Price GougersA state lawmaker is pushing a measure that would crack down on drug manufacturers that unjustifiably raise the prices of generic prescription drugs.