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Retirement Security

Comments on Secure Choice Administrative Rules

August 8, 2018

Secure Choice, a new automatic retirement savings program in Illinois, is rolling out in 2018. As part of this, the Illinois State Treasurer proposed administrative...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now Chicago Scorecard

July 19, 2018

Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at families’ financial health across the United States. It assesses 50 states and the District of...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Coalition Connection Materials – June 2018

July 17, 2018

IABG held its first biannual Coalition Connection meeting in June 2018. These coalition meetings provide opportunities to network with asset building practitioners and...

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Access to Banking

IABG Launches Biannual Coalition Connection Meetings

July 13, 2018

This blog post is written by Katherine Liu, Communications Intern with Heartland Alliance.   IABG held its first biannual Coalition Connection meeting last month. These...

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Financial Education

Financial Education Sign On Letter

July 3, 2018

Under the new leadership of Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB is requesting information on a broad range of topics – and we fear that this is an attempt to weaken their...

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Legislative Update

2018 Legislative Roundup

June 7, 2018

IABG, a project of Heartland Alliance, advocates for policies that address the growing racial wealth divide, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from...

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Car Title Lending

Campaign for a 36% Cap on Title Loans Gains Wide Support

June 1, 2018

  Earlier this year, we kicked off a campaign for the Fair Lending Act (SB2843), which caps interest rates on car title loans at 36%. Car title loans prey on Illinoisans...

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Consumer Protections

This Month in DC: Payday Loan Rule Survives, but Dodd-Frank Does Not

May 30, 2018

May was a big month for consumer protection laws in DC. We won a significant victory in the fight against predatory lending, but we also saw Congress roll back key provisions...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Partner Spotlight: New CSA Program at Center for Changing Lives

May 8, 2018

This is a guest blog post by Kayla Villalobos with IABG partner, Center for Changing Lives. Center for Changing Lives (CCL) believes that all people should have the economic...

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