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
OCT 12, 2020
Rochelle Crump is the president National Women Veterans United, which helps hundreds of female veterans live happy and healthy lives.
OCT 7, 2020
Three of the largest organizations representing seniors in Illinois came together Wednesday to reiterate their support for the Fair Tax amendment and to blast opponents for confusing seniors with false ads.
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.
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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!
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our Black and Hispanic friends and neighbors especially hard, and Illinois' existing flat tax system further threatens their health and financial futures.
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Thinking about filing for Social Security sooner than you expected? It could impact your monthly benefits later. Join us for a free AARP webinar where you’ll learn about the long-term effects of filing early, or how you can claim early and halt benefits if you land a job.
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Looking to enroll in Medicare or make changes during open enrollment? Get the answers you need to begin your Medicare journey—or change your plan to one that fits your lifestyle.
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Colette Hawley of "Coco's Songs for Seniors" takes her show to new "heights" as she travels around Illinois performing at nursing homes and retirement communities.
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From Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director:
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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.
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After losing his daughter to gun violence, Shemuel Sanders helps dozens of Decatur youth find purpose and plan for their futures.
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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.
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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.
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