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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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November 7, 2013

Financial Imprisonment: How Financial Literacy & Debt Are Shaping Reentry

A new study from the University of Illinois surveyed 155 incarcerated men in two Midwestern prisons...

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September 4, 2013

Meet Carl Wiley - Our New Intern

Hey All! My name is Carl Wiley and I’m very excited to be joining the Policy and Advocacy team...

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August 28, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington the Racial Wealth Gap Widens

The March on Washington was a seminal moment in American history. As we reflect on where we are 50...

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