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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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College Access

Bill Banning the Box in Higher Education Advances

April 29, 2016

To celebrate National Reentry Week, we wanted to highlight an important bill that popped up in Springfield. It sits right at the intersection of reentry and financial...

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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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Consumer Protections

A Day in the Life of an IABG Advocate

April 8, 2016

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in Springfield? Follow me on a recent day in Springfield as I worked to advance IABG’s legislative priorities! 7:30 AM. With a...

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Asset Building Tools

Money Smart Week Illinois: April 23-30

Each year the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, along with partners across the state, host Money Smart Week. This year, you can participate in events each day beginning April...

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College Access

March 2016 Legislative Update

March 10, 2016

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. Here’s an...

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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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Asset Building Tools

Partner Spotlight: Center for Economic Progress

March 3, 2016

Over the next two months, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) will help nearly 20,000 Illinoisans file their taxes. CEP is currently running 15 free Volunteer Income Tax...

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Children's Savings Accounts

2016 CSA Campaign Starts Strong with Parent Leadership

February 8, 2016

Last week, we convened 20 parent leaders with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) to kick off the 2016 season of our Universal Children’s Saving Account (CSA)...

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