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Debt Collection Reform Passes out of the General Assembly

On a vote of 55-0-0, the Consumer Fairness Act of 2019 (HB88) passed out of the Senate today with unanimous and bipartisan support. This legislation brings long-overdue relief to consumers who are trying to pay off their debts and achieve financial stability. “The Consumer Fairness Act gives a fighting chance to thousands of Illinoisans who, […]

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May 1, 2019

2019 Legislative Update

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance IABG advocates for policies...

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March 25, 2019

Legislation Capping Title Loan Interest Rates Passes out of Committee

This year, we are continuing our campaign to pass the Fair Lending Act (HB2468), which caps...

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January 29, 2019

Racial Disparities Exist Across All Measures of Financial Security in Illinois

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance Prosperity Now’s annual...

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December 20, 2018

Part 2: Increasing Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance Nationwide, the poverty rate...

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November 27, 2018

Part 1: Barriers to Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance In Illinois 1 in 5 households...

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August 16, 2018

Secure Choice Pilot Program Launches

We are facing a national retirement savings crisis. Increasingly, older adults do not have enough...

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