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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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June 29, 2015

Family Assets Count: Chicago

In Chicago 20% of families live in poverty, but far more (49%) are financially vulnerable. These...

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March 3, 2015

American Families Struggling with Fragile Budgets

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that despite the economic recovery, most American...

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January 29, 2015

New Report Finds Illinois Among Worse in the Nation for Graduating Students with College Debt

CFED New data released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) show more...

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December 22, 2014

Congress Passes the ABLE Act

This past fall, IABG partners advocated for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act...

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