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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...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:02 ET

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Will Provide Free Tax Assistance and Preparation to Thousands of Illinoisans Beginning in February 2015

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

Jan 27, 2015, 13:01 ET

Illinois Tenth Worst State For ID Theft

 With Illinois ranking tenth in the nation for the number of ID theft complaints, and coinciding with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the...

Jan 06, 2015, 11:00 ET

AARP Fraud Watch Network Alerts Consumers For Ongoing Scams to Watch Out For in 2015

In 2014, AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to arm Americans with the tools and resources they need to spot and avoid scams and identity theft....

Dec 17, 2014, 14:20 ET

'Tis The Season … To Be Scammed

With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. That's why AARP Fraud...

Dec 03, 2014, 17:44 ET

AARP Applauds Passage Of Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program

 "Today, the General Assembly took a monumental step toward helping to ensure a more secure financial future for small business employees in...

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...