Justice Centers Ease Legal Worries

Justice Centers Ease Legal Worries

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Joseph Sjostrom Paula Dianne Butler, 61, is a retired Chicago teaching assistant with no legal background, so she knew that a day in court would be full of surprises. She just wasn’t expecting them to be pleasant. A visit to the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center, however, turned her day in court from a fearful experience to a positive one. The center, which opened in September, was expressly designed to enhance access to the court for older …

 Help Victims of the Illinois Tornadoes

Help Victims of the Illinois Tornadoes

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Local Resources This past weekend was a tough one for many Illinois families. In what will go down in history as one of the worst storm systems to hit Illinois in decades, many people lost everything. The Governor has declared 13 Illinois counties as “disaster areas” including Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford, Douglas, Jasper, Pope, Wabash, Wayne and Will counties. With winter weather right around the corner, and falling temperatures on the horizon, cleanup efforts began in earnest Monday. As the …

How Will the Insurance Exchange Operate?

How Will the Insurance Exchange Operate?

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Lisa Bertagnoli • River Forest resident Anne Clark and her family have felt the pinch of health insurance costs at work and at home. Premiums have steadily increased at the small advertising agency in Chicago where Clark’s husband works. Partly because of that, the 60-employee agency now hires contract workers rather than full-time employees. Their 27-year-old son doesn’t have a full-time job, so he pays the full cost of his insurance premiums. Obtaining better and less expensive health insurance is …