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Chicago is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States.  The city of Chicago is renowned for its bold architecture, its skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city's unique culture arises from its being a melting pot, with nearly even percentages of European Americans, African Americans, and Latinos as well as sizable populations of Asians.

Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, technology, industry, transportation, and telecommunications.

According to the US Census Bureau data, the median income for a household in Chicago in 2013 - 2017 was $52, 497 and per capita income was $32,560.  Below the poverty line were 20.6% of the population.

According to Federal Reserve, Chicago was ranked 12th  in the top cities with the most credit card debt in 2017 with $6,649 as the average credit card balance.  These facts strongly suggest that consumers in the Chicago area can benefit from a financial review with possible debt relief options offered by American Consumer Credit Counseling.
American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit organization that offers credit counseling services, debt management services, and financial education to consumers nationwide. With branches in various parts of the country, as well as certification to do business in all 50 states, ACCC aims to help Chicago residents get out of credit card debt and improve their financial knowledge.


Office Hours: Office hours vary by location. For our local branches, please be sure to call ahead to schedule an appointment. 


1) Chicago residents have an average of $6,649 in credit card debt
2) Get a free credit counseling session
3) Pay off your debt in most cases within five years

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) provides non-profit credit counseling, debt relief, and debt elimination services for consumers nationwide. We offer free credit counseling to help consumers identify the right debt reduction program or debt solution for their unique situation. Since 1991, our certified credit counselors have helped thousands of individuals and families learn how to pay off a credit card balance and how to get out of debt fast through programs designed to payoff credit card debt within five years. Our debt management programs consolidate card credit debt payments and help reduce interest rates and finances charges, reducing the time it takes for getting rid of debt. And we offer comprehensive financial education services where consumers can get answers to questions like "How do I create a budget?", "What is debt consolidation?" and "How can I avoid debt in the future?"

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ACCC Chicago:

875 N. Michigan Ave Suite 3100 Chicago, MA 60611
Phone: 312-373-3711