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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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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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Asset Building Tools

5 Reasons to Attend the IABG Partner Convening

August 5, 2016

On October 20th & 21st, we are hosting our 2016 IABG Partner Convening at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I am so excited to see so many of our partners from across...

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