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IABG Joins Consumer Advocates to Oppose Check Cashing Fee Hike

September 27, 2017

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently proposed a double-digit fee increase on check cashing services at currency exchanges. This...

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ABLE Program Fact Sheet

August 5, 2016

Millions of individuals with disabilities rely on public benefits for health care, food, housing, and income. Previously, a means or asset test on Social Security Income...

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Ban the Box in Higher Education Fact Sheet

May 9, 2016

HB4446, sponsored by Rep. Wheeler & Sen. McGuire, would increase educational opportunities for people with criminal records. The bill would “ban the box” in...

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Bank on Chicago Community Partners Press for Safe & Affordable Prepaid Cards

July 14, 2015

More and more people are using prepaid cards, yet it is a highly unregulated industry. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2014 report Why Americans Use Prepaid Cards,...

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Consumer Protections

Prepaid Card Recommendations Letter

More and more people are using prepaid cards, yet it is a highly unregulated industry. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2014 report Why Americans Use Prepaid Cards,...

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Office Of Financial Inclusion Launches in Chicago

September 10, 2014

Today, Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, launched the new Office of Financial Inclusion (OFI). The launch event took place at Instituto del Progreso Latino and included...

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6 Fun Facts About the Chicago Fed

August 21, 2014

This year’s IABG conference takes place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. What better place to talk about asset building and financial stability. Talking about...

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Video: Welcome to Bank On Chicago

March 26, 2014

This video is an introduction to the Bank On Chicago initiative. For new Community Partners, or those interested in learning more, please view this video to learn more about...

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Program Profile: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

March 5, 2014

“Women helping women, women supporting women, women nurturing women, women growing by leaps and bounds— now that’s empowerment. I see myself in the women I serve. I am...

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