Blog Posts

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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October 13, 2017

CFPB’s New Payday Rule Creates Historic Protections, but More Reforms are Needed in Illinois

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a historic, nationwide rule...

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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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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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June 19, 2017

2017 Legislative Roundup

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and...

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June 1, 2017

Legislative Update: Children's Savings Accounts

This past legislative session, our coalition worked to advances Children’s Savings Account...

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May 9, 2017

Congress Moves to Expand the Racial Wealth Gap

At a time when wealth inequity is at extremes, it’s been incredibly disappointing to see Congress...

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May 1, 2017

New Data Reveals Significant Discrimination in Auto Insurance Rates

Discrimination in car insurance rates was an issue raised by many IABG coalition members at our...

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