The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a diverse statewide coalition invested in building the stability and strength of Illinois communities through increased asset ownership and asset protection.

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Illinois Poverty Report: Racism's Toll

Every Feburary, during Black History Month, we celebrate the civil rights victories of African Americans - successful efforts to combat injustice and racism. However, despite these important victories, our communities continue to feel the daily impact of racial inequity. 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 and their families.

February 03, 2016 | 5:26pm | Lucy Mullany
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38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

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 insecurity, unable to build the savings needed to last even three months in the event of an emergency.

January 25, 2016 | 9:36am | Lucy Mullany
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Working Family Tax Credits Permanently Expanded

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 few years, these tax credits have made a big impact on Illinois families:

January 05, 2016 | 10:44am | Lucy Mullany
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