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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now 2018 Illinois Scorecard

March 22, 2018

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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Car Title Lending

Car Title Loan Legislative Resources

February 26, 2018

Car title loans prey on Illinoisans with crippling interest rates as high as 360%. These loans trap consumers in debt they can’t repay, and cause thousands every year to...

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Asset Poverty

New Book Calls for Polices that Address Financial Instability

February 1, 2018

By Amber Blatt, Policy & Advocacy Intern  “Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a...

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Asset Building Tools

Peoria Re-Entry Program Uses Consumer Bureau Toolkit to Prepare Individuals for Successful Return to Community

January 16, 2018

Image: Andy Kravetz This blog post was jointly written by Janice Parker with Navicore Solutions and Jody Blaylock with Heartland Alliance and the Illinois Asset Building...

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Consumer Protections

Peoples Gas Proposal Would Cause Devastating Increases to Gas Bills

January 10, 2018

Peoples Gas has been working for years to replace Chicago’s aging gas pipes in a project called the System Modernization Program. The cost of this project has exploded...

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Asset Poverty

Our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2018

Here at IABG, we’re taking time this holiday season to reflect on our priorities going into the New Year. Here are our five new year’s resolutions to promote financial...

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Car Title Lending

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Repeal the National Payday Loan Rule

December 13, 2017

Ignoring the voices of families and communities who have worked for years for relief from the harms of predatory payday lending, a handful of members of Congress have...

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Asset Building Tools

New Report Sheds Light on Barriers to Retirement Savings

November 28, 2017

A new report released today by our friends at Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center shares the barriers that many Illinoisans (especially low-income workers,...

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College Access

Illinois Passes Student Loan Bill of Rights

November 8, 2017

Last night, with a vote of 98-16, the Illinois House voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB1351, the Student Loan Bill of Rights! The law, which goes into effect...

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