Blog Posts

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 16, 2018

Peoria Re-Entry Program Uses Consumer Bureau Toolkit to Prepare Individuals for Successful Return to Community

Image: Andy Kravetz This blog post was jointly written by Janice Parker with Navicore Solutions and...

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January 10, 2018

Peoples Gas Proposal Would Cause Devastating Increases to Gas Bills

Peoples Gas has been working for years to replace Chicago’s aging gas pipes in a project...

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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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December 13, 2017

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Repeal the National Payday Loan Rule

Ignoring the voices of families and communities who have worked for years for relief from the harms...

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November 28, 2017

New Report Sheds Light on Barriers to Retirement Savings

A new report released today by our friends at Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research...

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November 8, 2017

Illinois Passes Student Loan Bill of Rights

Last night, with a vote of 98-16, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor’s veto of...

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October 26, 2017

IABG Joins the Illinois Attorney General & Advocates to Support the Student Loan Bill of Rights

IABG is supporting the Student Loan Bill of Rights, SB1351. The bill creates important protections...

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