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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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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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Car 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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Access to Banking

IABG Joins Consumer Advocates to Oppose Check Cashing Fee Hike

September 27, 2017

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently proposed a double-digit fee increase on check cashing services at currency exchanges. This...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Building Brighter Futures: Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois

August 22, 2017

Building Brighter Futures: Children’s Savings Accounts in Illinois, a report from Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center and IABG, has found that Universal...

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Asset Poverty

31.6% of Black Households in Illinois Have Negative or Zero Net Wealth

August 17, 2017

This post is written by Amber Blatt, the Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy Intern. New data from Prosperity Now finds that Illinois families are still struggling to...

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