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  • About Us

    District Council 4 is made up of hard-working men and women throughout the states of Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. We are an affiliation of members of Locals 458M, 568M, 518M, and 6505M. Our members cover many sections of our industry, and we believe our strength is found in our diversity. 

    Our union has been active for over 100 years, and we are proud of our history and knowledge of the industry.  

    What's New

    All active members of the Chicago Graphics Health and Welfare are eligible for VSP coverage starting July 1st. So, now all our members no longer have to complete Vision Forms and mail in receipts to our administrators for a refund on all their vision expenses.  All you need to do is ask if your Optometrist accepts VSP coverage. If you would like to see the covered doctors in your area, go VSP's website at, and click on "Find an Eye Doctor Near Me" (Attached Benefit Summary).

    Download: Chicago Graphic Arts VSP Member Benefit Summary 7.1.2024.pdf

    American Income Life

    We are always trying to invite a guest speaker to our local meetings to educate our members on our union benefits.  

    Recently, American Income Life sent out information to some of our members informing them of the recent increase in their accidental death benefit to $4,000 and what other benefits are available to them at no cost. 

    If you ever wondered how this gets awarded, let us explain. 
    When a family member contacts our office to report a member's passing we will request an official death certificate to be forwarded to our office.  If the Death Certificate states “Accidental” and it meets the criteria specified by AIL, our office reaches out to our representative, and they forward it to their Claims Department. The beneficiary you have listed on your Benevolent Trust Fund will be awarded the American Income Life Benefit.  If you do not have anyone listed on your Benevolent Trust fund, then it is awarded to your Estate. 

    American Income Life is not just a Life Insurance Company. Did you know they also offer discounts on Vision, RX, Dental, and so much more! Please take a minute to read the information they sent to your home, and you will be amazed by the many services they offer.  If you did not receive your mailer, you are always welcome to visit their website at

    We always recommend all our District Council 4 members to look into all the benefits afforded to them as union members. 

    Please be advised the following Local Union Membership Meeting Schedules for 2024 can be found on our website. Just click on your local link below to view the next membership meeting to join!

    Local 458M - Chicagoland Area

    Local 568M - Peoria (February Meeting Location Changed. See calendar)

    Local 6505M - St Louis

    Local 518M - Iowa (Is currently working on their schedule)

    If you are not sure what local you belong to, do not worry, just give us a call (630-668-4337) or email us (, and we can let you know. 


    January is Open Enrollment, so any members who wish to make any changes to their benefits package, this is the month to make those changes! 

    We are happy to announce that our Health and Welfare trustees were successful in improving the screening offered by your Personal Physician.  Our members will not lose any health exam benefits and will still earn $200.00    by completing their yearly wellness exam for members and their spouses, as long as they are covered under our insurance program.
    You will need to complete the new “2024” Physician Wellness Screening Form located on our website or contact our office and we will be happy to mail you a copy. 


    All members have received their temporary cards, and all final cards will be mailed out within 7-10 days from Wellmark. The DC 4 Office will mail out informational packets of the available services to all participant members in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions regarding benefits, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office. 

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