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  • 10.30.2018
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NPR Illinois: Survey: Illinois Voters ‘Angry’ About State’s Fiscal Problems, Mismanagement

The Illinois Capitol breathed a sigh of relief this summer when Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled legislature agreed on a state budget. But most Illinois voters say they’re not sure the deal will solve the state’s $1.2 bil...

  • 10.16.2018
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Chicago Sun-Times: Op-Ed from AARP Illinois State President Rosanna Marquez

What are we to do when half of Illinois voters say they’ve considered moving out? AARP Illinois urges all candidates for state office in Illinois, beginning with Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker, to present de...

  • 10.16.2018
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NPR Illinois: WATCH-LISTEN: Election 2018 Forum Chicago

WATCH-LISTEN: Election 2018 Forum Chicago By LIZZIE ROEHRS , SEAN CRAWFORD, BEATRICE BONNER & NICE BOGDANOVICH After 10 other Seeking Solutions forums across the state, NPR Illinois and AARP ...

  • 10.02.2018
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New Poll of Registered Voters 25+: Anger Rising Over Illinois Fiscal Crisis; Half of Illinois Voters Have Personally Considered Fleeing the State in Last Year

    Chicago – Nearly three in four of Illinois’ registered voters say they lack confidence that Springfield’s recent budget deal will reduce the state’s long-term fiscal problems, and nearly half say they have considered leaving th...

  • 09.21.2018
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AARP Releases Video Voter Guide: 60 Seconds with IL’s Gubernatorial Candidates

AARP Illinois recently talked with two Illinois gubernatorial candidates on issues important to the 50-plus population.  Watch and hear their responses at AARP's Video Voter Guide. We asked all major candidates to participate in our voter guide...

  • 09.16.2018
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Join NPR and AARP on October 2 in Chicago: Elections 2018 – Seeking Solutions

For too long, the state of Illinois has suffered through a lengthy fiscal crisis that continues to impact all of its citizens.  When will state finances be restored and the state's debt burden be addressed? We must pressure candidates for offic...

  • Elections 2018: Seeking Fiscal Solutions

    10/02/20184:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604

    On October 2, 2018, join AARP Illinois, NPR Illinois, and Illinois Issues Forum for a Town Hall meeting in Chicago, to share your story and concerns on how the fiscal crisis is impacting your community.

    Honored panelists for the evening are:
    *Joseph Mancino, Mayor of the Village of Hawthorn Woods and Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    *Zaldwaynaka Z. Scott, President of Chicago State University
    *Edwin Eisendrath, CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times
    *AJ Wilhelmi, President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association
    *Rosanna Marquez, State President of AARP IL

    Make sure your voice is heard. Stand up and share how Illinois’ prolonged fiscal crisis is impacting your life.

    Refreshment will be served starting from 4:30 pm.  Live broadcast will start at 5:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm.

    The event is FREE.  Call 1-877-926-8300 to RSVP or RSVP online here.

    Spread the word and read more on the upcoming Chicago State Budget Forum.

    AARP will also be hosting two viewing locations:

    Chicago’s Little Village/Pilsen Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
    Arturo Velasquez Institute 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
    RSVP: https://aarp.cvent.com/LVPforums or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

    Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 5 p.m.
    Gallery Guichard, 436 East 47th Street , Chicago, IL 60653
    Please RSVP at 1-877-926-8300 or register online at: aarp.cvent.com/BronzevilleForum