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IABG Launches Biannual Coalition Connection Meetings

July 13, 2018

This blog post is written by Katherine Liu, Communications Intern with Heartland Alliance.   IABG held its first biannual Coalition Connection meeting last month. These...

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Financial Education

Financial Education Sign On Letter

July 3, 2018

Under the new leadership of Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB is requesting information on a broad range of topics – and we fear that this is an attempt to weaken their...

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Legislative Update

2018 Legislative Roundup

June 7, 2018

IABG, a project of Heartland Alliance, advocates for policies that address the growing racial wealth divide, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from...

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Auto Title Lending

Campaign for a 36% Cap on Title Loans Gains Wide Support

June 1, 2018

Earlier this year, we kicked off a campaign for the Fair Lending Act (SB2843), which caps interest rates on car title loans at 36%. Car title loans prey on Illinoisans with...

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Consumer Protections

This Month in DC: Payday Loan Rule Survives, but Dodd-Frank Does Not

May 30, 2018

May was a big month for consumer protection laws in DC. We won a significant victory in the fight against predatory lending, but we also saw Congress roll back key provisions...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Partner Spotlight: New CSA Program at Center for Changing Lives

May 8, 2018

This is a guest blog post by Kayla Villalobos with IABG partner, Center for Changing Lives. Center for Changing Lives (CCL) believes that all people should have the economic...

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Asset Poverty

2018 Update on Poverty in Illinois

April 26, 2018

Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center recently provided an update on poverty in Illinois, and found that women, people of color, and children are the most...

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Retirement Security

Spanish, Polish, and Arabic Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Retirement Security

Chinese and Tagalog Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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