AARP Illinois

All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50
AUG 20, 2020
Officials have expanded vote-by-mail options for November’s general election
SEP 26, 2020
For years, AARP has been fighting for commonsense solutions that fix our budget crisis without shifting the burden to older adults and middle-class families. The graduated income tax is a step in the right direction. Voting yes on the graduated income tax could help the state raise around $3 billion a year to deal with the budget crisis and ensure funding of essential services.
SEP 25, 2020
After losing his daughter to gun violence, Shemuel Sanders helps dozens of Decatur youth find purpose and plan for their futures.
OCT 28, 2019
Join AARP Illinois to advocate for what is important to our members and community. Learn how you can be involved in presenting important information to your community and to representatives who want to hear from their constituents.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Illinois for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
Packing boxes veterans
Jacky Connelly founded Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers 17 years ago to pack care packages for soldiers, just like her mom did for her dad when he was sergeant in World War II.
Since the launch of our Graduated Income Tax Amendment campaign, I have heard from Illinoisans all across the state. While we’ve heard from many who wholeheartedly support the graduated income tax ballot initiative because they know it will protect their retirement income from being taxed, I’m deeply concerned about the folks that have been fed misinformation and are afraid of what the ballot initiative  will do. That ends now.
The job market is changing—and with it, job requirements. Get the skills you need to take on today’s job landscape with AARP’s Online Career Expo: Navigating the Job Market During Times of Uncertainty.
This live Q&A event will address how you can stay safe and protected from Coronavirus related scams. Get expert advice and the latest information on vaccines and how to care for loved ones during the pandemic.
Nick Colionne
On September 18th, join AARP Chicago, Gallery Guichard and 95.1 FM Chicago for a very special evening with Nick Colionne and Terisa Griffin.
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Grammy-nominated composer Victor Pichardo has dedicated his life to preserving traditional Mexican music, including passing it down to the next generation of Mexican-American performers.
Janice Arnold, founder of Angel Ministries, assembled a team of volunteers to make 12,000 masks for healthcare workers and school kids in Jerseyville, Illinois.
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With Labor Day upon us, I can't stop focusing on the simple truth. The flat tax we have is hurting Illinois workers and their families.
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