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The Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program is officially launching this fall. Secure Choice is a retirement savings program for private sector workers who lack access to an employer-sponsored plan. Secure Choice enables employees to easily save for their own retirement through automatic payroll deductions that flow into individual retirement accounts managed by a professional private sector investment manager.

Secure Choice was enacted into law in 2015 and since then, the seven-person, bi-partisan Board overseeing the Program has been working diligently on implementation. The pilot program launched last spring and Secure Choice staff have been working with a small group of employers and employees over the last few months. So far, 250 workers have saved over $50,000 for their retirement.
The State of Illinois is honoring 200 veterans as part of the state's upcoming Bicentennial celebration on December 3. Read about this special recognition and the veterans being honored by reading the press release HERE. The honorees include local veterans from Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will Counties.
State Rep. David Allen Welter, R-Morris, was presented with the Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR "Friend of Agriculture" award by members of the Grundy, Kendall, and Will County Farm Bureaus on Thursday for his consistent voting record in support of Illinois' agricultural industry.

State Rep. David Allen Welter hosted a recognition party for students who participated in his "Lions, Tigers, & Books...Oh My!" Summer Reading Program along with their families at the Dairy Queen in Morris on Monday.

Summer readers were presented with an official certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives in honor of their commitment to reading. Rep. Welter sponsors a summer reading program for 1st - 5th graders in his district each year.
Coal City’s St. Juvin Post 1336 VFW members presented Illinois State Representative David A. Welter, R-Morris, with their Post’s award for meritorious and distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at his Morris office on August 9th . St. Juvin Post presented this award to Welter for his support of all veterans and his support of St. Juvin Post at their recent Bingo fundraiser held on July 15th in Coal City.
St. Juvin Post members (from left) Adjutant Keith Roseland, Quartermaster Jim Richards, Representative Welter, Life Member Ron Hibler and St. Juvin Sr.Vice- Commander Irv Dewald Present Welter with the Post’s award for “distinguished and meritorious service” to veterans.