Illinois PIRG (Public Interest Research Group)
Illinois PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) is a statewide multi-issue public interest advocacy organization.
When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, Illinois PIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. Illinois PIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.
Founded in 1987, Illinois PIRG has more than 15,000 citizen members across the state.