Blog Posts

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June 21, 2019

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...

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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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July 13, 2018

IABG Launches Biannual Coalition Connection Meetings

This blog post is written by Katherine Liu, Communications Intern with Heartland Alliance.  ...

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September 27, 2017

IABG Joins Consumer Advocates to Oppose Check Cashing Fee Hike

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently proposed a...

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July 14, 2015

Bank on Chicago Community Partners Press for Safe & Affordable Prepaid Cards

More and more people are using prepaid cards, yet it is a highly unregulated industry. According to...

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September 10, 2014

Office Of Financial Inclusion Launches in Chicago

Today, Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, launched the new Office of Financial Inclusion...

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August 21, 2014

6 Fun Facts About the Chicago Fed

This year’s IABG conference takes place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. What better...

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March 5, 2014

Program Profile: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

“Women helping women, women supporting women, women nurturing women, women growing by leaps and...

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