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Asset Poverty

2018 Update on Poverty in Illinois

April 26, 2018

Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center recently provided an update on poverty in Illinois, and found that women, people of color, and children are the most...

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Retirement Security

Spanish, Polish, and Arabic Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Retirement Security

Chinese and Tagalog Secure Choice Fact Sheets for Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Retirement Security

English Secure Choice Fact Sheet for Illinois Workers

Secure Choice is a new program that helps Illinois workers save for retirement. It is launching in 2018 and all eligible workers will be enrolled by the end of 2020. Help...

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Consumer Protections

Fact Sheet: Protect Savings for People with Disabilities

The ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) program eases the financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by allowing them to open tax-free savings accounts...

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Retirement Security

Equitable Access to Secure Choice

March 22, 2018

Illinois is among the first states in the nation to pass retirement savings legislation in the form of Secure Choice. With the implementation of Secure Choice, workers in...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now 2018 Illinois Scorecard

Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at families’ financial health across the United States. It assesses 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Auto Title Lending

Car Title Loan Legislative Resources

February 26, 2018

Car title loans prey on Illinoisans with crippling interest rates as high as 304%. These loans trap consumers in debt they can’t repay, and cause thousands every year to...

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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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