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Consumer Protections

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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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 Building Tools

New Report Sheds Light on Barriers to Retirement Savings

November 28, 2017

A new report released today by our friends at Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center shares the barriers that many Illinoisans (especially low-income workers,...

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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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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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