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Oct 29, 2014, 12:31 ET

AARP Urges Illinoisans to Find Out Where Candidates Stand Before Casting Their Votes

With less than a week to go before Election Day, financial security is the top concern for Illinois voters ages 50 and older. As Illinoisans ponder...

Oct 15, 2014, 13:36 ET

Fraud Alert: Don't Shy Away from Reporting Cons and Scams

With consumer fraud still a vastly underreported crime, individuals need to take steps to report scams and cons as quickly as possible. The more...

Oct 10, 2014, 13:00 ET

AARP Recognizes Chicagoan With Highest State Volunteer Honor

Today, Chicago resident Kathy Schubert was recognized by AARP Illinois with the state's highest volunteer honor, the 2014 Andrus Award for...

Oct 10, 2014, 11:27 ET

AARP Reasserts Nonpartisan Stance in Wake of Campaign Advertising

"AARP has a proud 28-year history of nonpartisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues...

Oct 02, 2014, 12:14 ET

Online ID Theft On The Rise, Consumers Falling Behind

A new nationwide survey shows that consumers continue to put themselves at risk of identity theft by ignoring simple protection tips like shredding...

Sep 23, 2014, 13:06 ET

AARP Releases Non Partisan Voters' Guides

With six weeks left before Election Day, AARP Illinois today released voters' guides featuring positions from Illinois' Senate, Congressional,...

Sep 12, 2014, 12:00 ET

Gubernatorial Candidates Avoid Issues, Voters

With less than two months before the election, Illinois voters ages 50+ want Governor Pat Quinn and his opponent Bruce Rauner to address critical...

Sep 09, 2014, 12:54 ET

AARP Foundation Seeks Volunteers For Free Tax Assistance And Preparation Program

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:00 ET

Soaring Heat Puts Older Illinoisans At Risk

With temperatures climbing above 90 degrees today across the state and heat indexes into triple digits, AARP is reminding Illinoisans to check in...

Aug 11, 2014, 13:00 ET

Illinois Voters Anxious About Their Income, Retirement - Want Candidates For Governor To Address Issues

With less than three months before the election Illinois voters ages 50 and older are very anxious about the economy; they believe their incomes...

Aug 04, 2014, 11:26 ET

Quinn Signs Legislation To Address Disparities In Long Term Care

 Thousands of Illinois seniors who receive care in their own homes or in institutions received good news today as Governor Quinn...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:23 ET

Protect Yourself From Online Scammers

A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:00 ET

New Scorecard Shows Illinois' Improvement In Serving Older, Disabled Residents

 Illinois' rank as 15th across the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents shows significant improvement....

Jun 03, 2014, 12:54 ET

Beware Of Summer Vacation Rental Scams

Americans planning their summer vacations need to be aware of con artists who use the Internet to lure consumers into summer rental scams. Con...

May 22, 2014, 12:38 ET

House Committee Passes Retirement Security Bill - AARP Urges Full House To Follow Suit

Today, the House Personnel and Pensions Committee passed Senate Bill 2758 – the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program - on a 7-2 vote. ...

May 21, 2014, 12:07 ET

AARP Illinois Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month

 Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Illinois staff and volunteer State President, Merri Dee, visited Capitol Hill to urge their...

May 20, 2014, 09:30 ET

Chicago Ranked #44 Out of 51 Most Dangerous Metro Areas in the Nation in Pedestrian Safety

Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44th out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the...

May 13, 2014, 15:25 ET

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Fix Disparities in Long Term Care

Thousands of Illinoisans who receive critical care in their own homes or in institutions will have a powerful ally as soon as Governor Quinn signs...

Apr 09, 2014, 17:36 ET

Senate Passes Retirement Security Bill - AARP Urges House To Follow Suit

Today, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 2758 – the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program – and, in doing so, took a major step...

Apr 09, 2014, 11:00 ET

AARP Illinois Endorses Independent Maps Campaign

 With Illinois being the worst state in the nation regarding trust in government according to a recent Gallup poll, it is urgent that voters...