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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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Consumer Protections

Legislative Roundup: IABG’s Priorities Advance

June 3, 2016

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap and expand savings opportunities. Illinois’ regular legislative session ended on May 31, and we saw...

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College Access

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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College Access

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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Racial Equity

Prison Debt Reform Fact Sheet

March 7, 2016

Illinois law allows the State to sue formerly incarcerated individuals – forcing people to pay for their own incarceration. SB2465 will end unfair lawsuits by repealing the...

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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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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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Asset Poverty

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

January 25, 2016

Lucy Mullany CFED 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...

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