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In this year’s spring legislative agenda, the Shriver Center on Poverty Law advocated for progressive policies across the board that would garner real wins for individuals and families.

The recent release of the report, Funding Our Futures: The Equitable Revenue Policies Illinois Families Need to Thrive, sheds light on the shortcomings of Illinois’ revenue system, calling it out for favoring the wealthy while leaving many struggling to meet basic needs.  

Since Illinois became the first state in the nation to outlaw cash bail, data shows early signs of success in building a more equitable system.

As COVID money dries up, state and local governments must find new revenue sources to fund permanent guaranteed income programs.

Our 2024 Illinois advocacy agenda supports and protects workers, expands access to health care, promotes inclusive housing, and keeps families strong and stable. 

Before the Pulitzer prize and the MacArthur Genius award, the acclaimed author was a kid who grew up poor in Arizona.

President and CEO Audra Wilson reflects on our history and solutions to advance our shared mission

Workers in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois will benefit from some significant wins in 2024. The wins are especially important for workers with low income, who are disproportionately women and people of color and the least likely to have paid time off of any kind.

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