Bright Start

Marcus and Sinora Wright (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving For Your Kids’ College Tuition

Trying to “Survive This Economy” and pay for your kids’ college education has become tougher than ever in recent years.


Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Suspends Employee For Leaking Word About College-Savings Perk

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford suspended a top administrator for a college-savings program because she let some state employees in on a state-matching opportunity before the public heard about it.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Admits Mistakes In Bright Start Promotion

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford concedes there were mistakes made in a promotion for the state’s Bright Start college fund program.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Bright Start

States Offers Refund After Bright Start Mixup

About 7,300 people who contributed money to the state’s Bright Start college savings plan–thinking they’d get a $250 matching contribution and didn’t–have a chance to get their money back.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

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No Matching Funds For Thousands In Bright Start Savings Program

Because its Web site wasn’t updated, several participants in the Bright Start college savings program will not be getting the matching donations they expected.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011