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Mar 09, 2017, 13:36 ET AARP IL Urges Dept. on Aging to Halt Proposed Senior Care Rule Changes

AARP Illinois today urged the Illinois Department on Aging to suspend a proposed, controversial senior care program that negatively impacts...


Mar 02, 2017, 15:47 ET AARP, State Treasurer Urge U.S. Senate to Protect Retirement Security for Illinois Workers

After the U.S. House of Representatives recently fast-tracked a measure that aims to prevent states from creating their own workplace savings...


Feb 17, 2017, 13:04 ET Survey Identifies Common Traits in Victims of Investment Fraud

With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall...


Feb 08, 2017, 19:33 ET AARP Opposes Congressional Vote To Block State-Based Private Sector Retirement Savings

AARP, continuing its efforts to help millions of working Americans in their struggle to save for retirement, today announced its opposition to a...


Jan 31, 2017, 12:02 ET AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance And Preparation Today Through April 18

Beginning today through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP...


Jan 30, 2017, 16:16 ET AARP Illinois Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:47 ET Legislature Approves Bill Strengthening Law for Illinois' Working Family Caregivers and Employers

Thousands of working caregivers in Illinois received a wonderful gift for the New Year: not only did the Eligible Leave for Employee Caregiving...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:22 ET New Round Of Extreme Cold Puts Illinoisans 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,...


Dec 06, 2016, 16:07 ET AARP Urges Gov. Rauner To Veto Exelon's Nuclear Bailout Bill

Reproduced below is the full text of the letter sent today by AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo to Governor Bruce Rauner, urging him to veto...


Dec 01, 2016, 20:45 ET Nuclear Bailout Means Skyrocketing Monthly Bills For Illinois Consumers

"Today, on the last day of Veto Session, the General Assembly sent terrible news to millions of Illinois consumers as it passed Senate Bill 2814,...


Nov 30, 2016, 11:37 ET AARP Strongly Opposes Measure To Prevent Key Caregiving Law From Going Into Effect

"Countless working caregivers in Illinois struggle every day to keep their jobs while at the same time providing care their loved ones need....


Nov 16, 2016, 15:08 ET Failure to Override Governor's Veto Puts Thousands of Vulnerable Illinoisans at Risk

"The House of Representatives' failure to override the Governor's veto of House Bill 4351 is devastating news to thousands of Illinois' most...


Nov 15, 2016, 13:14 ET Thousands of Illinoisans Reject Tax on Retirement Income

With the Governor and legislators back in Springfield for veto session, thousands of Illinoisans ages 50 plus are delivering today a strong message...


Oct 27, 2016, 14:11 ET Stay Cybersafe During This Holiday Season

Millions of Americans prepare to travel during the upcoming holiday season – and many of them may be at risk when they go online using public wifi...


Oct 13, 2016, 16:28 ET National Experts Meet in Chicago to Discuss How to Make Our Cities More Livable

Dozens of national experts will be in Chicago next week to discuss ideas, innovations, solutions and best practices to make our cities more...


Sep 30, 2016, 09:00 ET AARP Chicago: Scam Jam Don't Be A Statistic And Protect Your Identity

 AARP Chicago is hosting a free fraud awareness and shredding event open to the public where people from the community, particularly the...


Aug 23, 2016, 10:49 ET Caregivers Night Out

 AARP Illinois wants to thank family caregivers for all that they do!  Join AARP Illinois for dinner and conversation about family...


Aug 22, 2016, 15:44 ET Workplace Flexibility For Family Caregivers New State Law

Governor Rauner has signed into law a bill permitting employees to use up to six months of earned sick leave benefits for caregiving...


Aug 17, 2016, 13:00 ET Battleground State Women Voters Want Action on Social Security, Candidate Positions as Crucial Program Has 81st Birthday

 At a forum on Social Security today, AARP leaders released results of a new poll of likely battleground state women voters age 50 and over who...


Aug 16, 2016, 15:56 ET ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** AARP, Experts Host Summit on Social Security and Women

Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century so we can keep the promise for future generations. If our nation's leaders don't act,...


Aug 03, 2016, 12:44 ET Critical Senior Services Bill Vetoed by Governor Rauner

Over 40,000 Illinois vulnerable seniors will face reduced services and potentially daunting waitlists in obtaining in-home care due to Governor...


Jul 21, 2016, 11:46 ET Soaring Heat Puts Older Illinoisans At Risk

 With temperatures climbing this week above 90 degrees across the state and heat indexes well into triple digits, AARP today reminded...


Jul 19, 2016, 12:10 ET Scammers Push Consumers To Pay Back Taxes With An iTunes Gift Card

Scammers are constantly and creatively finding ways to get people to part with their hard-earned money. The latest scam is an effort to get people...


Jun 17, 2016, 13:00 ET Key Workplace Flexibility Bill For Family Caregivers Passes Illinois Senate

 Countless family caregivers struggle with balancing the pressures of providing care for their loved ones while at the same time meeting the...


May 05, 2016, 11:00 ET Are You On Public Wi-Fi? Make Sure You Do Not Overshare

On a free public network or event at home, using public Wi-Fi means potentially sharing credit card numbers, passwords, and other sensitive...