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Rekenthaler Report

Illinois Retirement Initiative Could Blaze a Path for Other States

Will the Land of Lincoln soon be known for something other than Al Capone and imprisoned former governors?

For the next few weeks, Scott Cooley will be filling in for John Rekenthaler, who is on sabbatical.

When you travel abroad and tell people that you are from Illinois, the response usually includes something about Al Capone, corrupt governors, or Michael Jordan. People might even mention our bitterly cold, interminable winters or (delicious) pizzas the size and weight of manhole covers. Now, we might see another reaction: an appreciation of Illinois as a state that is attempting to help more workers save for retirement.