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SEP 29, 2022
AARP and Illinois State University are co-sponsoring a debate between Democratic Nominee Governor JB Pritzker and Republican Nominee State Sen. Darren Bailey.
SEP 29, 2022
Illinois is a no-excuse vote-by-mail state, permitting all registered voters to safely cast a ballot from home.
SEP 21, 2022
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OCT 28, 2019
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Statement from AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent on the passage of the Nursing Home Rate Reform Bill.
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Property tax relief, an end to utility surcharges, expanded retirement savings options—those and other changes could make the state more affordable for residents. What other ways could state leaders help cash-strapped older residents stay in their own homes?
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On behalf of 1.7 million members across the state and all adults 50-plus, AARP Illinois commends the bipartisan passage of SB3490, “The Disrupting Disparities for LGBTQ Older Adults Bill.” LGBTQ people and people living with HIV have long faced unique challenges as they age because of a lack of affirming resources and services, and stigmatization, and this bill is an important step in ensuring that their voices are represented in state programming and policymaking.
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Philippe Largent, who has spent the last 25 years advocating for greater access to quality, affordable health care and other issues central to the well-being of Illinois residents, joins AARP Illinois on March 7.
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AARP is fighting to make sure nursing home residents receive safe, high-quality, care by advocating for nursing home care reform.
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On behalf of our 1.7 million members across the state, AARP Illinois commends Governor Pritzker on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget that includes several measures that will help older adults -- many of whom have struggled to afford life in this state.
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With heating bills skyrocketing across Illinois, a coalition of consumer advocates joined with key legislators on Monday to urge the Illinois General Assembly to eliminate a natural gas surcharge that has helped major utilities rapidly increase bills, plunging many families into crisis this winter.
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AARP Illinois knows that increases on monthly utility bills are an important pocketbook issue for Illinois residents, and especially for older adults on fixed incomes whose ability to pay for necessities or save for retirement may be impacted.
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AARP Illinois is emphasizing nursing home priorities and addressing issues for Black and brown nursing home residents.
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Join AARP IL, SEIU, Access Living, and the Alzheimer Association for a one-day virtual summit to examine solutions for long-term care in Illinois, so that older adults and people living with disabilities can thrive with home and community-based services.
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