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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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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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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts – Legislative Resources

March 6, 2017

All children should have the opportunity to thrive. A Universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program provides both the hope and the means to expand educational and...

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Convening Spotlight: State Treasurer’s Savings Programs

November 17, 2016

During our 2016 IABG Partner Convening last October, we had the opportunity to hear from staff at State Treasurer Frerich’s office The Illinois State Treasurer’s...

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Bill Banning the Box in Higher Education Advances

April 29, 2016

To celebrate National Reentry Week, we wanted to highlight an important bill that popped up in Springfield. It sits right at the intersection of reentry and financial...

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March 2016 Legislative Update

March 10, 2016

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. Here’s an...

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Children's Savings Accounts

2016 CSA Campaign Starts Strong with Parent Leadership

February 8, 2016

Last week, we convened 20 parent leaders with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) to kick off the 2016 season of our Universal Children’s Saving Account (CSA)...

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Children's Savings Accounts

3 Things I Learned About CSAs Last Week

October 13, 2015

Last week, the IABG team was in St. Louis participating in a conference about the 529 program and Children’s Savings Accounts. The conference was hosted by the Center...

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