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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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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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