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Your Rights as an Air Traveler

Here’s a quick roundup of your rights concerning flight delays, cancellations, and what to do if the airline loses your bag.

Student Tip Sheet: Campus Financial Products

Tips for college students to avoid the tricks and traps of campus financial products that can make the cost of college even higher.

Resource | Public Health

Change the Market: Support Antibiotic-free Restaurants

These Illinois restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics. 

Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

Ventra: What You Need to Know

Ventra is the new payment system for Chicago transit that will eventually allow customers to use a single fare card for regional transit throughout the Chicago area.  Unfortunately, the card comes linked to a prepaid debit card that could leave you on the hook for hidden fees and unpredictable charges.  To help keep you from getting ripped off, this resource includes:

  • What “Ventra” is
  • What will Change from the Current Fare System
  • Fees Associated with the New “Ventra” Transit Card
  • Fees Associated with the new Mastercard Prepaid Debit Card
  • Tips to Avoid Paying Fees
  • What You Should Know About Prepaid Debit Cards

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