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Illinois' state government has been receiving some flack for it's inability to negotiate and compromise from both local citizens and other states. Recently, Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced Illinois was given recognition for one thing it does better than most. Frerichs said Morningstar, an agency that evaluates and rates college savings plans named Illinois among the best in the nation for said programs.

Frerichs said Bright Directions College Savings is a financial advisory program that teaches people what to do to ensure their children will have a bright future with less stress afterward, and it's tax free for the growth acquired within it.

Treasurer Frerichs appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

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