Bright Start

Survive This Economy: Saving For Your Kids' College TuitionTrying to “Survive This Economy” and pay for your kids' college education has become tougher than ever in recent years.
Treasurer Suspends Employee For Leaking Word About College-Savings PerkIllinois 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.
Rutherford Admits Mistakes In Bright Start PromotionIllinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford concedes there were mistakes made in a promotion for the state's Bright Start college fund program.
States Offers Refund After Bright Start MixupAbout 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.
No Matching Funds For Thousands In Bright Start Savings ProgramBecause its Web site wasn’t updated, several participants in the Bright Start college savings program will not be getting the matching donations they expected.
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