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All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50
AARP Illinois is proud to partner with WXRT Reggie’s Rock Club located at 2105 S. State St. as the premier pre-party leading into the Rolling Stones concerts.
The following statement was issued by AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent following the closing of the 2024 Spring Legislative Session.
AARP Illinois hosted Chicago Leaders: A Discussion about Building Wealth and the Future of Social Security. The event was a panel discussion focused on the conversations and discussions around addressing Social Security’s future and its importance to Americans' retirement security.
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Join AARP IL Volunteer Pam Jackson in a conversation with WNBA Chicago Sky Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon on May.14, 2024 bringing a wealth of knowledge to her role.
Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and voting options in Illinois, such as voting by mail, early voting or voting with a disability.
We are thrilled to be sponsoring two documentary film screenings at this year's Doc10 Festival: Opening night presentation DEVO - the story of the legendary new wave band, and COPA '71 - the story of the first ever Women's World Cup held in Mexico.
The following statement is from AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent:
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.
Did you know Illinois is the ONLY state that requires older adults to take an extra test for their license? This law in Illinois applies to all drivers over 75, even though research shows that this age group has the fewest crashes and are among the safest drivers on our roadways.
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.
AARP Illinois is hosting a four-part, hour- long virtual series “ABCs of ADUs in Chicago”. This series, emphasizing AARP’s commitment to Livable Communities, will educate viewers about Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) and how you can take advantage of this flexible, multi-generation housing option as a property owner in the City of Chicago.
In 2023, Federal Trade Commission data shows that Illinois consumers reported total losses from fraud of $244.7 million. To help bring those numbers down, AARP Illinois is working with law enforcement agencies, the Better Business Bureau, Area Agencies on Aging, the Illinois attorney general’s office and other organizations. And AARP is ramping up its education efforts with a five-part online fraud prevention series.
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.
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