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May 24, 2020, 12:14 ET AARP Illinois Statement on Legislative Action Taken During Session

AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo issued the following statement today in regards to legislative action taken that will have a meaningful impact ...


May 21, 2020, 12:50 ET AARP IL Urges Support for Mail-In Ballots to Protect Older Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

On behalf of its 1.7 million older adults in Illinois who are highest risk for severe disease and death from COVID-19 related illness, AARP is urging ...


Apr 13, 2020, 11:41 ET IL Congressman Casten, AARP Illinois Address Concerns of Older Adults in Telephone Town Hall

Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel Coronavirus...


Apr 08, 2020, 18:16 ET IL Congresswoman Bustos, Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Gregg Stoner Address Concerns of Older Adults in Telephone Town Hall

Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel Coronavirus...


Apr 08, 2020, 14:28 ET IL Congresswoman Bustos, Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Gregg Stoner Discuss Concerns of Older Adults in COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

WHO: IL Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17), Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Heartland Health...


Apr 01, 2020, 19:30 ET Gov. JB Pritzker, Public Health Chief Dr. Ngozi Ezike Address Concerns of Older Adults in AARP COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel coronavirus...


Apr 01, 2020, 09:25 ET Gov. JB Pritzker, Public Health Chief Dr. Ngozi Ezike to Address Concerns of Older Adults in AARP Illinois COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

WHO: Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, AARP State Director Bob Gallo, AARP Volunteer State President...


Mar 26, 2020, 08:00 ET Mayor Lightfoot will join AARP Illinois at Town Hall to Address Chicago's Senior Population on Health Concerns and Guidelines Related to COVID-19

WHO: Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler from the City's Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), AARP State Director...


Mar 21, 2020, 17:06 ET Mayor Lightfoot will join AARP Illinois at Town Hall to Address Chicago's Senior Population on Health Concerns and Guidelines Related to COVID-19

AARP Illinois and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced they will cohost a telephone town hall next week joined by Commissioner Lisa Morrison...


Mar 12, 2020, 19:00 ET Mayor, City Leaders Call On IL Lawmakers To Rein In Reckless Gas Utility Spending

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, members of the city council, and a coalition of consumer, community, and environmental advocates on Thursday called on...


Mar 11, 2020, 15:00 ET City Leaders Call On IL Lawmakers To Address Heating Affordability Crisis In Chicago

WHO: Office of Mayor Lightfoot, Ald. George A. Cardenas, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Ald. Leslie Hairston, AARP Illinois, Illinois PIRG, Citizens...


Dec 12, 2019, 18:36 ET AARP Illinois Applauds the House for Passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo released the following statement today, applauding Reps. Cheri Bustos, Sean Casten, Danny K. Davis, Bill...


Nov 14, 2019, 15:57 ET Illinois General Assembly Approves Measure to Cap the Out-of-Pocket Costs of Insulin

Responding to the pleas of Illinois residents who can't afford much-needed medication because of soaring costs, the Illinois General Assembly...


Oct 29, 2019, 15:49 ET AARP's Rx T. Rexes Roar Again on Capitol Hill and Around the Country: National Day of Action Urges Congress to Take a Bite Out of High Drug Prices

WHAT: Your eyes aren't tricking you: AARP's drug-price-fighting Tyrannosaurus Rexes—known as the "Rx T. Rex"—are back and roaring about their mission ...


Oct 18, 2019, 18:00 ET AARP Chicago Honors Tradition and Culture with New Mural on Beloved Little Village Restaurant

A stunning new mural commissioned by AARP Chicago to honor the culture and tradition of residents in the Little Village community will be dedicated...


Sep 20, 2019, 15:00 ET AARP Opens New Outdoor Fitness Park to Commemorate Association's 60th Anniversary

As thousands of active older adults convened here this week for the Illinois Senior Olympics, AARP opened an exciting new outdoor fitness park at...


Aug 19, 2019, 17:25 ET Leading Identity Theft Expert Frank W. Abagnale Comes to Chicago to Teach Us How to Avoid Scams, Protect Families from Fraud

For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he's coming to Chicago on Tuesday from 6:30 to...


Aug 12, 2019, 13:16 ET AARP Unveils Giant Calculator Tallying High Prescription Drug Prices At Illinois State Fair

In an unprecedented effort to raise awareness about the need for state solutions to cut drug prices now, AARP Illinois has created a giant calculator ...


Jul 29, 2019, 12:48 ET AARP And OLLI Co-Host Legislative Breakfast In Peoria

AARP Illinois is co-hosting a legislative breakfast with Bradley University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) so Illinoisans 50-plus can...


Jul 18, 2019, 11:13 ET AARP Community Challenge Announces 159 Grantees, Including Three Chicago Recipients

Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three recipients right here Illinois. A total of...


May 31, 2019, 13:45 ET Plight of East St. Louis Residents Featured in Emotional Video Series Going Viral on Social Media

East St. Louis parks littered with garbage, swimming pools without water, critical programs such as Meals on Wheels cut for seniors and summer camp...


May 09, 2019, 17:47 ET AARP Illinois To Host Town Hall On Nursing Home Abuse

WHAT: Four IL legislators, AARP Illinois State Director, SEIU Illinois President, WVON Personality Cliff Kelley come together for poignant town hall...


Apr 24, 2019, 18:51 ET City Officials Send Strong Message To Springfield: Peoples Gas Must Be Reined In

After hearing testimony about residents struggling to pay their rapidly rising utility bills, a City Council committee on Wednesday passed a...


Apr 22, 2019, 15:26 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: AARP Press Conference

WHO: Ald. George Cardenas, Chicago residents struggling with utility bills and representatives from AARP Illinois, Illinois PIRG and CUB band...


Apr 03, 2019, 17:50 ET AARP Illinois Secures Commitment from Mayor-elect Lightfoot to Make Chicago Affordable and Secure for Older Adults

AARP Illinois congratulates Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot on her historic win and looks forward to working with her on her pledge to improve...