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Aug 25, 2015, 12:28 ET

Bill Allowing Electronic Monitoring In Nursing Homes Signed Into Law

 Families who have loved ones in long-term care facilities in Illinois will now be allowed to install electronic monitoring devices in resident...

Aug 13, 2015, 10:47 ET

Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages

 AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages...

Aug 04, 2015, 15:40 ET

Budget Impasse Hurts Thousands Of Older Illinois Residents

The current budget impasse in Springfield is already hurting older Illinoisans in other parts of the state. While Governor Rauner and the General...

Jul 29, 2015, 12:26 ET

Illinois Consumers Put Convenience Ahead Of Safety On Laptops And Mobile Devices

 A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a...

Jul 22, 2015, 11:00 ET

Illinois Caregivers Provide Over $18 Billion Of Unpaid Care Yearly

Caregivers have an important, yet often unacknowledged, role in caring for family members in need. They play an essential part in the social,...

Jul 18, 2015, 12:36 ET

Double Trouble Puts Older Illinoisans At Risk

 With sweltering temperatures across Illinois this weekend and over the next few days, it's double trouble for older residents who are at risk...

Jul 14, 2015, 17:47 ET

Governor's Proposed Eligbility Changes Puts Thousands Of Older Illinoisans At Risk

Thousands of older Illinoisans are at a risk of being cut off from critical home and community based services because of Governor Rauner's proposed...

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...