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Peoples Gas Proposal Would Cause Devastating Increases to Gas Bills

January 10, 2018

Peoples Gas has been working for years to replace Chicago’s aging gas pipes in a project called the System Modernization Program. The cost of this project has exploded...

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Auto Title Lending

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Repeal the National Payday Loan Rule

December 13, 2017

Ignoring the voices of families and communities who have worked for years for relief from the harms of predatory payday lending, a handful of members of Congress have...

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College Access

Illinois Passes Student Loan Bill of Rights

November 8, 2017

Last night, with a vote of 98-16, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB1351, the Student Loan Bill of Rights! The law, which goes into effect...

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College Access

IABG Joins the Illinois Attorney General & Advocates to Support the Student Loan Bill of Rights

October 26, 2017

IABG is supporting the Student Loan Bill of Rights, SB1351. The bill creates important protections for student loan borrowers, ensuring that borrowers receive accurate...

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Auto Title Lending

CFPB’s New Payday Rule Creates Historic Protections, but More Reforms are Needed in Illinois

October 13, 2017

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a historic, nationwide rule that reins in some of the worst abuses of payday and title lenders. The rule...

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Access to Banking

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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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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