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Jul 02, 2015, 12:06 ET

Jury Duty Scam Still Effective

 Jury duty is a necessary civic responsibility, which is why scammers continue to use jury duty as an efficient means to con consumers out of...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:50 ET

Beware Of Debt Reduction Scams

 Getting out of debt in a timely manner is an issue millions of Americans are being forced to address. Consumer debt is rising, and so is the...

Jun 23, 2015, 12:49 ET

Governor's Measure Threatens To Cut Thousands From Critical Program: Residents

Thousands of older Illinoisans are at risk of being pushed into costly nursing homes because of Governor Rauner's massive eligibility change to the...

Jun 17, 2015, 12:24 ET

Fake Charities Taking Contributions, Funds Spent For Personal Use

In times of need, donating to a charity can be one of the best options for busy, everyday consumers who want to help others. Scammers know people...

Jun 11, 2015, 15:37 ET

Governor's Proposed Suspension of LIHEAP Funding Endangers Illinois' Most Vulnerable Citizens

"Governor Rauner's directive to suspend the expenditure of state funds under the Supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is...

Jun 10, 2015, 12:14 ET

AARP Launches Petition Drive Urging Online Dating Sites To Crack Down On Fraud

With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, AARP's Fraud Watch Network launched an...

Jun 04, 2015, 12:26 ET

Fake Contractors Target Homeowners Looking to Repair After Winter

With summer quickly approaching, homeowners start finding repairs that need to be made to their homes. Ranging from simple gutter repairs to full...

Jun 03, 2015, 14:55 ET

Governor's Cuts To CCP Endanger Thousands Of Older Illinoisans

"Governor Rauner's decision to file emergency rules creating a means test for the Department on Aging's Community Care Program (CCP) is in effect a...

Jun 02, 2015, 15:11 ET

General Assembly Passes Bill Protecting Telephone Landlines

Illinoisans who use, and depend on, traditional landline telephones will be able to keep them for at least two more years thanks to a piece of...

May 28, 2015, 12:43 ET

Scammers Target Disaster Areas Following Severe Storms

With spring transitioning into summer new threats loom over communities throughout Illinois as unpredictable bouts of severe weather pass...

May 19, 2015, 15:12 ET

AARP Seeking Nominees For Distinguished Community Service Award

 AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Illinois Andrus Award for Community Service honoring 50+ Illinoisans sharing their experience,...

May 13, 2015, 17:38 ET

General Assembly Passes Bill To Support Family Caregivers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Today, the Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 1298...

Apr 27, 2015, 13:12 ET

AARP Report Deflates Myths, Shows 50+ Workers Are 'Critical Components' Of Successful Business

A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a "critical component" of a...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:47 ET

AARP, Providers, Urge Legislators To Protect Critical Community Care Against Budget Cuts

With Governor Rauner's budget plans threatening thousands of older Illinoisans, AARP and provider agencies joined today with state legislators to...

Apr 01, 2015, 14:31 ET
Rosanna Marquez, new State President for AARP Illinois

AARP Announces New Illinois State President

 Following a statewide search, Rosanna Márquez, of Chicago, has been named today as AARP Illinois State President effective immediately....

Mar 26, 2015, 17:26 ET

Senate Passes Bill To Support Family Caregivers - AARP Urges House To Follow Suit

Today, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 1298 – the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act - and, in doing so, took a major step...

Mar 18, 2015, 12:57 ET

Scammers Are Out And About … And They Want Your Money

You get a phone call about a hot tip on a new investment; or asking for a donation to a disaster relief charity; or about a virus on your...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:52 ET

New Round Of Extreme Cold Puts Everybody At Risk

With a new, extreme round of cold weather upon us this week, it's critical to wear layers, stay warm, protect yourself against falls and injuries,...

Feb 10, 2015, 11:00 ET

AARP Warns Consumers to Beware of Valentine's Day Scams

As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, AARP's Fraud Watch Network is providing consumers with information on...

Feb 06, 2015, 11:40 ET

AARP Supports Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Medicare And Medicaid Fraud

Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6) recently introduced the PRIME Act – a bipartisan piece of legislation that aims to crack down on...