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Congratulations to the Newark High School Girls Volleyball Class 1A state championship team! I had the privilege of presenting the team with an official House Resolution honoring their achievement. Go Lady Norsemen!

To read the full text of House Resolution 1306 honoring the team, please click HERE.

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.