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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...

Mar 25, 2014, 11:59 ET

Fraud Alert: Beware of Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers

As tax season enters its final weeks a nationwide phone scam targeting taxpayers has already hit thousands of individuals robbing them of large...

Mar 20, 2014, 17:37 ET

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

Today, the Senate Executive Committee took a positive step toward helping to ensure that workers in Illinois can secure their financial...

Mar 04, 2014, 12:46 ET

Credit Card Information Compromised in Chicago Area

As hundreds of credit card transactions have been detected as potentially compromised in the Chicago area, AARP reminds consumers to be cautious of...

Feb 13, 2014, 13:14 ET

Don't Be Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

 With Americans of all ages going online to find a perfect partner – one in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile app,...

Jan 22, 2014, 12:35 ET

New Round of Extreme Cold Puts Everybody at Risk

AARP Provides Quick Steps to Stay Warm, Encourages Illinoisans to Check In on Elderly Friends and Neighbors With a new, extreme round of cold...

Jan 15, 2014, 11:11 ET

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance And Preparation Beginning In February 2014

Last Year, Nearly 79,000 Illinoisans Received over $41 Million in Tax Returns This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax...

Dec 18, 2013, 12:00 ET

AARP Consumer Watch: Beware Of Holiday Scams

AARP Reveals Common Holiday Hoaxes – Provides Tips on How to Avoid Becoming a Victim With the holiday season upon us, AARP is revealing...

Dec 13, 2013, 14:00 ET

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Chosen As AARP Illinois' Legislator of the Year

Legislator Recognized for Leadership in Medicaid Expansion, Senior Services Funding For Illinoisans needing access to affordable healthcare,...