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Richest 20% of Households Make 5 Times More Than the Poorest 20% in Illinois

March 22, 2018

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern & Jody Blaylock, Senior Policy Associate New data from Prosperity Now shows that Illinois is desperately in need of bold...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now 2018 Illinois Scorecard

Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at families’ financial health across the United States. It assesses 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Asset Poverty

New Book Calls for Polices that Address Financial Instability

February 1, 2018

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern  “Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a...

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Asset Poverty

Our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2018

Here at IABG, we’re taking time this holiday season to reflect on our priorities going into the New Year. Here are our five new year’s resolutions to promote financial...

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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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Racial Equity

Racism’s Toll: 2016 Report on Illinois Poverty

February 3, 2016

Our long history of racist public policies and institutional practices have left people of color in Illinois with limited resources to build financial security for themselves...

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Asset Poverty

Illinois Poverty Report: Racism’s Toll

Every February, during Black History Month, we celebrate the civil rights victories of African Americans – successful efforts to combat injustice and racism. However,...

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Consumer Protections

CFED 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard: Illinois

January 29, 2016

CFED’s 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at American’s ability to save and build wealth, fend off poverty and create a...

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Asset Poverty

38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

January 25, 2016

A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) found that 38.3% of Illinois households are locked into a “new normal” of perpetual financial...

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