TRIBUNE: Insiders got head start in Rutherford’s Bright Start promo


Some friends and family members of Illinois treasurer’s office employees received early notice of a contribution-matching promotion that added extra cash to college savings accounts, a deal that quickly ran out of funds, the Tribune has learned.


Treasurer’s office employees received an email May 31 about the Bright Start “Save and Match” program, and a few of them forwarded it to family members and friends, according to documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.


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