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AARP Illinois

All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50
The right to drive should be based on ability and not age, state lawmakers, AARP Illinois and older adults said at a press conference Tuesday.
A new report from AARP shows that Illinois family caregivers are in crisis. The Family Caregiver Tax Credit and IL Caregiver Assistance and Resource Portal Act will save caregivers time and money.
The state’s 1.3 million family caregivers are in crisis, spending time and money they don’t have to take care of their loved ones, while feeling lost and overwhelmed trying to find reliable resources and information, state lawmakers and AARP Illinois said at a press conference Wednesday.
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AARP Illinois strongly believes you should be informed on the issues addressed by the Illinois state legislature that directly impact your family and loved ones.
AARP Illinois supports the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in Illinois to keep the cost of prescription drugs low, especially for people 50 years of age or older, many of whom struggle to afford necessary and life-saving medications. Learn more and find out how you can help.
Applications for Election Judges with The Chicago Public School’s Office of Local School Council Relations is gearing up for the 2024 Local School Council Election.
Rick Planos has been selected to receive the 2023 AARP Illinois Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizing outstanding individuals for sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of others.
Illinoisans 50+ helped stop unfair rate hike proposals by Ameren Electric and Peoples Gas, saving Illinois utility customers from paying millions of dollars more on their bills.
Come learn about the benefits of music therapy on the older brain through the experience of Oaknotes, a choir of older adults in Iowa City.
Applications for the 2024 Community Challenge Grant are being accepted through January 10th until March 6th. Learn about the 2024 AARP Community Challenge
Illinois: Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as voting by mail, early voting or voting with a disability.
With the 2024 legislative session beginning in early January, AARP Illinois is urging state lawmakers to enact a tax credit for family caregivers who incur out-of-pocket expenses. The pressure on Illinois’ family caregivers is likely to grow as the state’s population ages.
Chicago, December 14 - AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC’s) decisions in the Ameren Electric and Peoples Gas rate cases.
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