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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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Asset Poverty

Illinois Poverty Report: Racism’s Toll

Every February, during Black History Month, we celebrate the civil rights victories of African Americans – successful efforts to combat injustice and racism. However,...

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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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Asset Poverty

38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

January 25, 2016

A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) found that 38.3% of Illinois households are locked into a “new normal” of perpetual financial...

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Asset Poverty

38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

Lucy Mullany CFED A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) found that 38.3% of Illinois households are locked into a “new normal” of perpetual...

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Legislative Update

2016 IABG Policy Agenda

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. To learn more,...

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Consumer Protections

Wage Assignment Fact Sheet & FAQ

January 13, 2016

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804 / HB5776) addresses a debt collection practice called wage assignments. Wage assignments are a way that...

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Asset Poverty

Working Family Tax Credits Permanently Expanded

January 5, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) were temporarily expanded in 2009 to help families struggling during the Great Recession. Over the last...

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Auto Title Lending

Webinar: Auto Title Lending in Illinois

November 19, 2015

Jody Blaylock from IABG and Spencer Cowan from Woodstock Institute hosted a webinar on the findings of our new report, No Right Turn: Illinois’ Auto Title Loan Industry...

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