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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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Financial Education

Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit

July 13, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a toolkit to help front line staff as they work with participants on short and long-term financial goals and...

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College Access

Ban the Box in Higher Education Fact Sheet

May 9, 2016

HB4446, sponsored by Rep. Wheeler & Sen. McGuire, would increase educational opportunities for people with criminal records. The bill would “ban the box” in...

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Retirement Security

Comment Letter: Proposed Safe Harbor Rules for Secure Choice

April 14, 2016

IABG submitted the following comment letter on behalf of our partners to the Deparment of Labor in response to their Proposed Safe Harbor Rule (RIN 1210-AB71) The Illinois...

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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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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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Consumer Protections

CFED 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard: Illinois

January 29, 2016

CFED’s 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at American’s ability to save and build wealth, fend off poverty and create a...

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