Cooling Assistance For Low-Income Families

The extreme heat is prompting state administrators to revive a program that helps low-income families cool their homes.


CEDA: Call Us For Energy Assistance

A Cook County non-profit organization is launching a public awareness campaign to remind you about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP.



Low-Income Families To Begin Applying For Heating Assistance

Nov. 1 has arrived, and no doubt, radiators and furnaces have been turned on for many residents. For low-income families, help available to pay for heating costs.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011


Low-Income Heating Assistance To Be Cut By Up To 60 Percent

Low-income families reliant on state and federal assistance to pay energy bills were out of luck this summer, and they could be out of luck in the coming winter as well.

WBBM Newsradio–08/30/2011

Protesters Want LIHEAP Funding For Air Conditioning

The heat was not as oppressive Wednesday as it has been for much of the past few weeks. Nonetheless, protesters were out in front of the Thompson Center, seeking monetary relief from the heat.


Chicago police on Friday arrested 11 people following a protest in the Loop that blocked traffic. (CBS)

Police Arrest 11 In Rush-Hour Protest In The Loop

Activists angered by human services budget cuts in Washington blocked an intersection at rush hour Friday, prompting arrests.