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Children's Savings Accounts

Building Brighter Futures: Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois

August 22, 2017

Building Brighter Futures: Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois, a report from Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center and IABG, has found that Universal...

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Asset Poverty

31.6% of Black Households in Illinois Have Negative or Zero Net Wealth

August 17, 2017

This post is written by Amber Blatt, the Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy Intern. New data from Prosperity Now finds that Illinois families are still struggling to...

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Children's Savings Accounts

2017 Legislative Roundup

June 19, 2017

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protects Illinoisans from predatory financial products and practices....

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Children's Savings Accounts

Legislative Update: Children’s Savings Accounts

June 1, 2017

This past legislative session, our coalition worked to advances Children’s Savings Account legislation (HB3691) in Illinois. While the legislation passed out of both...

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Consumer Protections

Congress Moves to Expand the Racial Wealth Gap

May 9, 2017

At a time when wealth inequity is at extremes, it’s been incredibly disappointing to see Congress take several actions this past week that would expand the racial wealth...

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Consumer Protections

New Data Reveals Significant Discrimination in Auto Insurance Rates

May 1, 2017

Discrimination in car insurance rates was an issue raised by many IABG coalition members at our recent convening. To close the racial wealth divide, we have to address...

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Consumer Protections

Fact Sheet: Illinois needs a Strong CFPB

April 25, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reins in predatory practices in mortgage lending, student loans, credit cards, debt collection, payday and title lending and...

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Illinois House Passes Children’s Savings Account Legislation

April 24, 2017

Chicago, IL — On a vote of 65-46, the Illinois Children’s Savings Account legislation (HB3691) passed out of the Illinois House today with bipartisan support. The bill...

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Children's Savings Accounts

2017 Legislative Priorities

March 10, 2017

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. Over the past...

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