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.