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Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Frerichs for Treasurer

On Wednesday, October 10th, the Chicago Sun-Times endorsed Mike Frerichs for Illinois State Treasurer. Under Frerichs, investment earnings for the state investment portfolio rose from $4 million per month to $22 million per month, an increase of approximately 450 percent....
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Frerichs Endorsed by Hometown Paper The News-Gazette

On Monday, October 1st, Mike Frerichs’ hometown newspaper The News-Gazette published their endorsement of him for Illinois State Treasurer. The News-Gazette endorses Democratic incumbent and local boy Mike Frerichs for re-election. He’s done a good job in his first...
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Illinois Gets the Nation’s First Automatic Retirement Program

Private employers have shifted quickly from opt-in to opt-out retirement programs, but Illinois is the first state to set up such a system for residents. I’m embarrassed to say I totally missed this, and had to find out via the New York Times’s Josh Barro, because it’s right in...
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Illinois Introduces Automatic Retirement Savings Program, a First for the Nation

Illinois is taking a novel approach to getting its residents to save for retirement. Starting in 2017, most state residents with jobs who don’t already have a retirement plan at work will be automatically enrolled in individual retirement accounts, funded through a 3 percent...
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