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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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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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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts – Legislative Resources

March 6, 2017

All children should have the opportunity to thrive. A Universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program provides both the hope and the means to expand educational and...

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Consumer Protections

Wage Assignments: Know your Rights

September 1, 2016

Wage assignments are a way that some lenders, particularly payday lenders, take a portion of a borrower’s wages to collect on a loan in default. As of January 1, 2017,...

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Asset Building Tools

ABLE Program Fact Sheet

August 5, 2016

Millions of individuals with disabilities rely on public benefits for health care, food, housing, and income. Previously, a means or asset test on Social Security Income...

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Retirement Security

Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Fact Sheet

July 14, 2016

The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program i will be available to Illinois workers as early as the fall of 2017. It is one way to help private sector workers save their own...

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