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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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Auto 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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College Access

IABG Joins the Illinois Attorney General & Advocates to Support the Student Loan Bill of Rights

October 26, 2017

IABG is supporting the Student Loan Bill of Rights, SB1351. The bill creates important protections for student loan borrowers, ensuring that borrowers receive accurate...

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Auto Title Lending

CFPB’s New Payday Rule Creates Historic Protections, but More Reforms are Needed in Illinois

October 13, 2017

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a historic, nationwide rule that reins in some of the worst abuses of payday and title lenders. The rule...

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