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Nov 21, 2017, 14:02 ET AARP Illinois Urges Gov. Rauner To Sign Senior Care Protection Bill

"House Bill 1424, sponsored by State Representative Greg Harris and Senator Daniel Biss, is a compassionate, fiscally responsible measure that...


Sep 28, 2017, 13:31 ET AARP Illinois And Crain's Custom Media Announce Recipients Of 50@50+ Illinois

Individuals over age 50 consistently show that aging is not about slowing down – it's about growth, passion, experience, creating new...


Sep 07, 2017, 14:59 ET AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Illinois

AARP Illinois today announced that two Illinois communities have been chosen as part of the 89 winners of the AARP Community Challenge,...


Aug 23, 2017, 17:41 ET Rule Withdrawal Ensures Thousands Of Older Illinoisans Can Remain At Home

"AARP Illinois is pleased to hear today that the Illinois Department on Aging intends to withdraw the controversial Community Reinvestment...


Aug 10, 2017, 12:42 ET Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free...


May 31, 2017, 23:00 ET Telecomm Bill Means End of Affordable, Reliable Landline Telephones in Illinois

"Today, on the last day of the Spring Session, and for the second time in six months, the General Assembly found a way to craft a compromise for a...


May 25, 2017, 15:29 ET SB 1381 Spells Bad News For Illinois Consumers

"The passage yesterday of Senate Bill 1381 in the Upper Chamber of the General Assembly spells bad news for over 1 million Illinois consumers –...


May 04, 2017, 11:19 ET AARP Seeks 50 Great Illinoisans

As of this month, AARP Illinois is accepting nominations for 50@50+ Illinois honoring Unsung Heroes who make tremendous contributions to improving...


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...