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It’s a relief to see that alternative retail energy suppliers, Attorney General Kwame Raoul and legislators have come to an agreement on safeguards regarding the way the industry lures in and retains unsuspecting customers.
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AARP Illinois sat down with gubernatorial candidates JB Pritzker and Gov. Bruce Rauner and asked them about the issues that matter most to you. Watch this video and see how each responded to questions that matter to those 50 and above as the election nears.
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As we all know, 2018 is a critical year for Illinoisans and all Americans. A lot is at stake in this year’s elections and we want to make sure Illinoisans, and especially those ages 50 and older, have essential information at their disposal in order to make the best decisions for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
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Millions of family caregivers in Illinois will have many reasons to celebrate during National Caregiving Month in November, as new laws will provide much and urgently needed help for them as they take care of their loved ones.
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New Federal Rule – and New Draft Rule for Big Cities - Could Help 3M+ Employees in NY Who Now Lack Access to Workplace Savings Plans
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AARP Illinois was proud to participate in the 2016 Illinois State Fair and #TakeAStand.  Stop by and visit us in the Illinois Building.
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Some seniors remember celebrating when the Chicago Blackhawks—the most unlikely of the National Hockey League contenders in 1938—captured the Stanley Cup: It was April 12. Many more seniors recall the hoopla on April 12, 1983, when Harold Washington became Chicago’s first black mayor.
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Family caregivers make sacrifices daily to ensure their loved ones receive the necessary care and attention required to help them continue to live independently. Working caregivers face additional stress when attempting to balance work and the demands associated with caregiving, some even coming to the decision to leave work to care for a loved one. The Eligible Leave for Employee Caregiving Time (ELECT) bill filed in the Illinois House of Representatives on February 11 would allow for working caregivers to use existing personal sick leave to care for loved ones.
The human brain
Statistically speaking, one in five women and one in ten men will get Alzheimer’s in their lifetime; however, certain individuals have a higher genetic risk. Your lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s disease can be as low as 5%, but as high as 70%, depending on your APOE genotype.
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