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House Passes Bill Protecting Workers from Payroll Card Fees

Last week, the Illinois House passed legislation (HB5622) that would protect workers from the hidden and abusive fees of many payroll cards. The bill was sponsored by Representative Turner and supported by the Illinois Attorney General.

April 17, 2014 | 11:42am | Carl Wiley
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Senate Passes the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program

On a vote of 31-22-2, the Illinois Secure Choice Program (SB2758) passed out of the Illinois Senate today. The bill will give millions of private sector workers the opportunity to save their own money for retirement by expanding access to employment-based retirement savings account.

April 09, 2014 | 5:49pm | Lucy Mullany
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Program Profile: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

“Women helping women, women supporting women, women nurturing women, women growing by leaps and bounds— now that’s empowerment. I see myself in the women I serve. I am not my sister’s keeper... I am my sister.”-Shquestra Sitawi, Manager of Economic Empowerment

March 05, 2014 | 1:19pm |
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