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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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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.
Five utility companies in the state have requested rate increases, saying they're needed to improve infrastructure, cover operating and maintenance costs, and comply with new state clean energy mandates. But consumer advocates argue the rate increases would hurt residents, especially older adults.
AARP Illinois has launched a robust campaign to educate them about the key issues in the upcoming mayoral and council races.
AARP is hitting the road to advocate for and educate Illinois residents about more affordable housing options.
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?
AARP Illinois is emphasizing nursing home priorities and addressing issues for Black and brown nursing home residents.
Dozens of disparities in economic security, health and digital connectivity are outlined in AARP Illinois’ “Disrupt Disparities” report, which is the beginning of a multiyear project.
AARP Illinois is pushing lawmakers to improve conditions in long-term care facilities. Key legislative priorities include calling for regular COVID-19 testing and adequate personal protective equipment, better telecommunication options for caregivers and families, heightened accountability for nursing homes, and transparency on state and federal funding that goes to facilities.
AARP Illinois is partnering with local media outlets to get crucial information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic to neighborhoods disproportionately affected by the crisis.
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