Whenever a consumer purchases something and agrees to the terms of the transaction, even just by clicking "yes" when downloading software, a legal agreement has been made. Illinois consumer laws and regulations are designed to protect consumers from being ripped off, whether it's a deceptive trade practice or an unsafe product. Consumer laws also protect people from identity theft and other crimes that prey on consumers. Illinois' lemon law, for example, requires dealers to reimburse any customer whose automobile fails to meet basic quality and safety standards within the first 12 months after the date of purchase. Click on a link below to learn more about Illinois' consumer laws.