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May 31, 2016

Consumer Protection Bill Passes the Illinois General Assembly

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804) passed out of the Illinois House...

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March 3, 2016

Partner Spotlight: Center for Economic Progress

Over the next two months, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) will help nearly 20,000...

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January 5, 2016

Working Family Tax Credits Permanently Expanded

The Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) were temporarily expanded in...

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July 13, 2015

Protect the Federal EITC and the Child Tax Credit

In 2013, 1,012,292 households in Illinois claimed the federal EITC. According to new data released...

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June 18, 2015

The ABLE Account Program Comes to Illinois

Millions of individuals with disabilities rely on public benefits for health care, food, housing,...

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December 22, 2014

Congress Passes the ABLE Act

This past fall, IABG partners advocated for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act...

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September 8, 2013

Encouraging Savings: How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests

Public benefit programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), have...

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June 6, 2013

2013 Spring Legislative Roundup

The spring legislative session of the Illinois General Assembly has come to a close. This year,...

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May 29, 2013

Illinois Votes to Eliminate the TANF Asset Test

**Update (July 29, 2013): Governor Quinn signed HB2262 into law, eliminating the asset test in the...

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