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Predatory Lending

Letter to Governor Pritzker: Predatory Loan Prevention Act

February 1, 2021

A coalition of more than 110 lenders, elected officials, faith leaders and consumer advocates applaud the Illinois Legislature’s passage of the Predatory Loan...

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Predatory Lending

Historic legislation to prevent predatory loans passes Illinois General Assembly

January 12, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2021 Contact: Abe Scarr, Illinois PIRG, abe@illinoispirg.org, 312-983-2789 Taran Volckhausen, Communications Associate,...

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Predatory Lending

Fact Sheet: Predatory Loan Prevention Act

IABG is partnering with community leaders, including Woodstock Institute, IL PIRG, AARP, SEIU, the Catholic Conference of Illinois, and more than 100 other organizations to...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Account Implementation Recommendations

October 28, 2020

In 2019, HB2237 was signed into law, creating a statewide CSA program in Illinois, with a $50 seed deposit provided into a 529 account for every child born or adopted in the...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now 2020 Illinois Scorecard

February 1, 2020

The Prosperity Now Scorecard is a comprehensive resource featuring data on family financial health, racial economic inequality, and policy recommendations to help put all...

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Access to Banking

2019 Legislative Roundup: Illinois Takes Steps to Help Families Build Financial Security

June 21, 2019

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth divide, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from wealth-stripping financial products and practices....

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Children's Savings Accounts

Illinois Senate Passes Children’s Savings Account Legislation

May 31, 2019

ILLINOIS CSA PROGRAM WOULD BE THE LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY & MAKE IT 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY LOW-INCOME STUDENTS WOULD ENROLL IN COLLEGE On a bipartisan vote of 40-15-0,...

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Consumer Protections

Debt Collection Reform Passes out of the General Assembly

May 21, 2019

On a vote of 55-0-0, the Consumer Fairness Act of 2019 (HB88) passed out of the Senate today with unanimous and bipartisan support. This legislation brings long-overdue...

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Legislative Update

2019 Legislative Update

May 1, 2019

By Sarah Martin, Policy & Advocacy Intern for Heartland Alliance IABG advocates for policies that address the growing racial wealth divide, expand savings opportunities,...

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