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Citizen Action/Illinois Statement on Protections from Predatory Loans for Servicemembers

Date: 
08/05/2015

In response to new rules implemented by the Department of Defense, Citizen Action/Illinois released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 4th, 2015

Statement by Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director, on Department of Defense rule updating Military Lending Act of 2006

New protections will stop lenders from exploiting loopholes to target servicemembers

With high-cost loans and abusive collection tactics

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Statement on Rauner Budget Veto

Date: 
06/29/2015

Statement By William McNary on

Governor’s Veto of State Budget Bills

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Statement on Rauner Budget Veto

Date: 
06/29/2015

Statement By William McNary on

Governor’s Veto of State Budget Bills

 

The Truth About So-Called "Right to Work" Laws

Date: 
05/21/2015

We are pleased to feature a guest blog post by Tom Suhrbur. Tom grew up in a union family in Cicero, Illinois. He received a BA and MA in U.S. history at the UIC and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in labor history from NIU. Tom is co-author of a book "Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Chicago Carpenters' Union, 1863-1987." He also taught social studies for 17 years.  His last teaching job was at Geneva HS (Illinois). He is a recently retired union organizer for the Illinois Education Association and is currently the Vice-President of the Illinois Labor History Society.

Statement by William McNary on Gov. Rauner's appearance at the Chicago City Council

Date: 
05/07/2015

 On May 6th, Governor Rauner appeared before the Chicago City Council to make an appeal for support of his "Turnaround Agenda." The following statement was released to press in response.

 

Turnaround Agenda Local Actions

Date: 
04/27/2015

Governor Rauner, ALEC and the Koch Brothers have teamed up to gut worker protections in Illinois. The Rauner Turnaround Agenda is designed to follow the strategy used in Wisconsin and Indiana to gut worker protections in the name of worker and local government rights.

The good news is that the "Turnaround Agenda" is meeting stiff resistance throughout Illinois, with only 46 local governments taking up the resolution and only 22 passing it.  Even more telling, 15 of the 22 areas that passed the resolution have a population of less than 7,000 people.

ILLINOIS RIGHTS AT WORK CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Date: 
04/09/2015

New blog from Citizen Action/Illinois Co-director Lynda DeLaforgue on Governor Rauner's crusade to crush organized labor and the middle class in Illinois 

CFPB Puts Forth Historic Proposal to End the Payday Debt Trap

Date: 
03/26/2015

 (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) _ Earlier today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a working draft of a proposal to rein in abusive low-dollar lending schemes such as payday, auto title and installment lending. The draft, presented at a field hearing in Richmond, VA, would require lenders to verify before making a loan that borrowers can pay it back on time, without re-borrowing, and still cover their basic necessities like rent, food and utilities.