(815 ILCS 505/2WWW)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-112)
Termination or early cancellation fees for deceased persons.
(a) Subject to federal law and regulation, no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, Internet, energy, medical alert system, or water services shall impose a fee for termination or early cancellation of a service contract in the event the customer has deceased before the end of the contract.
(b) Every violation of this Section is an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-112, eff. 1-1-22.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-365)
Disclosure requirements for manufactured homes.
(a) A lender, or agent of a lending company, when offering terms for a mortgage note for the purchase of a manufactured home, as defined in the Mobile Home Park Act, that has not been caused to be deemed to be real property by satisfying the requirements of the Conveyance and Encumbrance of Manufactured Homes as Real Property and Severance Act, shall disclose:
(1) any affiliation between the landlord and the
(2) that the loan is a chattel loan;
(3) that the terms of a chattel loan prohibit
(4) that, depending on where the consumer affixes the
manufactured home (be it property owned by the consumer or on certain types of leased land), the manufactured home may qualify as real property under the Conveyance and Encumbrance of Manufactured Homes as Real Property and Severance Act; and
(5) any other reason that prohibits refinancing.
(b) A violation of this Section constitutes an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-365, eff. 1-1-22.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-386)
Deceptive practices targeting veterans and military members.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Veteran or military benefits services" means any services offered or provided to a veteran, military member, or family member who is entitled to receive benefits under federal, State, or local law, policy, or practice as a result of, at least in part, qualifying military service. Such services include assistance in obtaining benefits, increasing benefits, or appealing a decision related to obtaining or increasing benefits.
"Veteran's services disclosure" means providing, in upper case type in size at least as large as the type size of the written communication or by voice-over, the following statement: "VETERAN AND MILITARY BENEFITS SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICERS, THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND FEDERALLY CHARTERED VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS. TO LEARN MORE, CONTACT THESE ORGANIZATIONS OR THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AT 1-800-382-3000.".
(b) It is an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act for any person providing veteran or military benefits services to:
(1) Fail in any advertising to conspicuously disclose
a veteran's services disclosure when veteran or military benefits services are provided in exchange for a benefit or thing of value.
(2) Fail to obtain, or to obtain a pending
application for, all veteran or military benefits services qualifications, certifications, and accreditations required under State or federal law.
(3) Fail, when acting as a fiduciary for a veteran
receiving benefits, to meet the responsibilities of fiduciaries under 38 CFR 13.140.
(4) Fail, when providing representation before the
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, to meet the standards of conduct under 38 CFR 14.632.
(5) Charge fees or expenses in violation of 38 CFR
(Source: P.A. 102-386, eff. 1-1-22.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 102-571)
Violations of the Educational Planning Services Consumer Protection Act.
Any person who violates the Educational Planning Services Consumer Protection Act commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-571, eff. 1-1-22.)