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Does the Chicago Tribune have a Consumer Advocate?

Or do any of the local news stations? I just moved to Chicago from Fort Lauderdale where one of the local news stations had a segment called "Help me Howard." Howard was a reporter that assisted consumers resolve issues with unethical companies. Is there anything like that in Chicago short of the BBB? Thanks.

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1. Lauren
No. The tribune doesn't really care much about consumer advocacy unless it is abig enough story to sell newspapers.

One of the TV stations news programs (ABC 7 i-team) takes tips from viewers though about consumer stories that they then investigate and put on TV if it yields a story. See the info from their site below:

ABC7 does not pay for stories, tips or information. When you contact the ABC7 I-Team, please include, if possible:

Your First and Last Name
Your Email and Phone Number
Your story
If anyone else knows this story
Do you have any supporting evidence (e.g. documents, videotapes?)
If the I-Team needs more information from you or is interested in pursuing your story, we will contact you.

EMAIL THE ABC7 I-TEAM: iteam@abc.com
You can also call us at (312) 750-7NEWS or write us at:

ABC7 I-TEAM
190 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

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