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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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March 22, 2018

Richest 20% of Households Make 5 Times More Than the Poorest 20% in Illinois

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern & Jody Blaylock, Senior Policy Associate New data...

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February 1, 2018

New Book Calls for Polices that Address Financial Instability

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern  “Deep within the American Dream lies the belief...

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January 8, 2018

Our 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Here at IABG, we’re taking time this holiday season to reflect on our priorities going into the...

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August 17, 2017

31.6% of Black Households in Illinois Have Negative or Zero Net Wealth

This post is written by Amber Blatt, the Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy Intern. New data...

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February 3, 2016

Illinois Poverty Report: Racism's Toll

Every February, during Black History Month, we celebrate the civil rights victories of African...

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January 25, 2016

38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

Lucy Mullany CFED A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) found that...

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January 5, 2016

Working Family Tax Credits Permanently Expanded

The Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) were temporarily expanded in...

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July 13, 2015

Protect the Federal EITC and the Child Tax Credit

In 2013, 1,012,292 households in Illinois claimed the federal EITC. According to new data released...

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