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CHICAGO—Woodstock Institute released two new data tools today that give users important insight into the economic well-being of neighborhoods in Chicago and Illinois. The interactive map covers the entire state and empowers users to understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, vacancy, and more. The data compendium allows the public to explore and conduct their own analyses on over 100 datasets that cover a wide range of topics, from arts to economic development to health services.
 
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See the data compendium 
 

CHICAGO: Woodstock Institute applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for proposing strong rules to regulate prepaid cards, but urges the Bureau to strengthen the final rules by prohibiting all credit on prepaid cards. The CFPB presented the proposed rules this morning at a field hearing in Wilmington, Delaware.

Military Deserves Protection from Loan Sharks Before, After Serving Their Country

CHICAGO— As our nation marks this day in honor of those who have served the country, Woodstock Institute calls on the Illinois Congressional delegation to follow the lead of the Department of Defense and put action behind the platitudes, honoring our veterans by reining in abusive payday lending.
 

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