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2019 Legislative Roundup: Illinois Takes Steps to Help Families Build Financial Security

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth divide, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from wealth-stripping financial products and practices. Illinois’ legislative session wrapped up in early June, and for the first time in many years, Illinois took steps forward in addressing racial wealth inequity in the state. While we still need big, […]

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May 31, 2019

Illinois Senate Passes Children’s Savings Account Legislation

ILLINOIS CSA PROGRAM WOULD BE THE LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY & MAKE IT 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY...

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May 21, 2019

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...

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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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