News from the Illinois Commerce Commission
Voice: Springfield. 217.782.5793 Chicago. 312.814.2850 FAX 217.524.0674 BBS 217.782.9233 http://www.icc.illinois.gov
May 2, 2012
ICC Household Goods Movers Enforcement Action
Results in 23 Arrests for Illegal Activity
Illinois Commerce Commission’s police officers, working with state and local police, in one week in April, arrested 23 people operating illegally as household goods movers, issuing administrative and court citations for violations ranging from operating without a household goods license to driving on a suspended license.
The Household Goods Enforcement Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional organization, conducted a “sting operation” in Chicago and several suburban areas to find movers operating without a license or who had violated previous orders to cease and desist operations. Those arrested paid more than $4,200 in fines. Others were jailed or scheduled for administrative proceedings.
Spring is prime moving season in Illinois, and the Illinois Commerce Commission urges anyone planning a move to a new home to prepare well by researching the moving company before packing begins.
The ICC website lists licensed movers and the number of complaints against each company at http://www.icc.illinois.gov or you can contact an ICC staff person at 217-782-6448. Intra-state moving companies in Illinois must be licensed by the ICC.
When interviewing a moving company, ask plenty of questions and be sure to check that the company is a licensed household goods mover. Here are five tips for selecting a moving company:
If you have specific questions about a moving company you can contact the ICC through the website or email: email@example.com.