Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.


Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day... (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Chicago

Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.


Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Elderly South Side Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide

Della Cotton, of the 400 block of West Marquette Road, was found decomposed in her home, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.


Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White helped organize his 48th annual holiday food giveaway, distributing hams and turkeys to the elderly and families in need. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse White Helps Distribute Holiday Food To Needy, Elderly

It has been an annual tradition for White, who at one time was on the other end of the receiving line.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Porter Cross, a World War II veteran, was beaten and robbed on his way home from buying Lottery tickets in the West Englewood neighborhood on July 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

87-Year Old World War II Veteran Robbed, Beaten

Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with attacking and robbing an elderly World War II veteran Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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How To Survive Parents Moving Into Your Chicago Home

FTo make the transition smoother for everyone, consider the following tips before moving an elderly parent in permanently.


Sandy Ely (from left); Tony Ely; Anthony Miller (CBS)

Men Wanted For Invading Homes, Attacking Elderly Indiana Residents

Police in several Northwest Indiana towns are looking for three Chicago men wanted for a series of daylight home invasions of elderly residents’ houses.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

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Family Guide To Thanksgiving Volunteering

Consider volunteering your time at one of many places that help those in need during the holidays. There are a variety of tasks you could do from cooking, serving food, preparing care packages, driving, and even just visiting…


An 80-year-old man died after being shot at the Vivian Carter Apartments Sunday. (CBS)

Dispute At CHA Building Ends With Elderly Resident’s Shooting Death

A dispute between two residents in a senior living center ended in gunfire Sunday afternoon, killing an 80-year-old man.


Rodney L. McGowan, 43, was convicted earlier this year of raping an elderly woman in Elgin. (Kane County State's Attorney)

Chicago Man Gets 120 Years For Raping Elderly Woman

Rodney L. McGowan, 43, earlier this year was convicted of breaking into a 74-year-old Elgin woman’s home and sexually assaulting her in April 2010.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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Former Cop Convicted Of Swindling 90-Year-Old Man

A former Chicago Police officer was convicted of scamming a 90-year-old man out of a total of $900,000.


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Police Warn Elderly Of Phone Scam

Police on the North Side are warning elderly residents of a scam in which a man and woman are stealing money from people at senior living buildings, police said Friday.


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Police Investigate Elderly Murder-Suicide

Police in Bloomingdale are investigating the deaths of a man and elderly woman as a murder-suicide. It is the second murder this month in the western suburb.


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Elderly Woman Dies After Clothes Catch Fire

An elderly woman was killed when her clothes caught fire as she attempted to light the pilot on a stove.