Woodstock in the News

January 22, 2015

Illinois just became the first U.S. state to adopt a new approach to a big problem in the nation's retirement saving system: the lack of workplace saving options for low-income workers.

January 20, 2015

By Mary Ellen Podmolik

Tanis Group Realty's quarterly bus tours of foreclosed homes for sale still draw a big crowd of potential buyers but the pickings just aren't what they once were and the prices tend to be higher.

January 13, 2015

By Lisa Kaplan Gordon

If you live in Illinois, saving for retirement is no longer just a good idea, it's automatic.

January 13, 2015

By Tori Latham

Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Sunday a bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) establishing a savings program to help Illinois residents prepare for retirement.

January 13, 2015

Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will expand access to employment-based retirement savings accounts for more than 2 million private-sector workers in the state.

January 13, 2015

By Aimee Picchi

One of the major dilemmas facing America is how to fund the retirements of today's workers, especially when four out of 10 haven't even started saving.

January 13, 2015

By Jennie L. Phipps

Illinois has just adopted a unique plan to get its residents to invest for retirement -- automatic enrollment in a savings program for private-sector workers whose employer doesn't offer a 401(k) or similar plan.

January 13, 2015

By Josh Barro

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 deduction from their paychecks.

January 13, 2015

By Dan Kadlec

Illinois will automatically enroll workers who lack an employer retirement plan into a state-run savings program

January 13, 2015

By Justin King and Elliot Schreur

New savings options—such as myRA and Secure Choice—might help ordinary Americans grow their assets without sacrificing emergency savings.