Senior Citizens


DeKalb County Shelter Planning Facility For Aging Pets Of Seniors

Animal-loving senior citizens will no longer have to choose to give up their pets without ever seeing them again, if the DeKalb County Board approves a proposed animal shelter addition.


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How To Plan A Trip With Your Grandchildren

Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.


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.



Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future Falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.


Students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences prepare pumpkin pies for a Thanksgiving meal for 300 senior citizens. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Agricultural Students Cooking, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner For Seniors

Students at a Southwest Side high school have been putting their lessons into practice, as they work to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 senior citizens on Tuesday.


Damage from the fire at a Kenwood senior high rise. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured In Kenwood Senior High Rise Fire

Two elderly people were injured in a fire in a high-rise building in the South Side Kenwood.


Survey Finds Senior Citizens Driving Wrong Cars

Nearly 90 percent of senior citizens are driving a car that doesn’t fit their aging needs.


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State Lawmakers Seek New Prescription Drug Aid Program For Seniors

Lawmakers who say the state health care cuts went too far are trying to move the pendulum back.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Althea McGee House

Man, 75, And Woman, 62, Found Brutally Murdered Blocks Apart

Police remained on the scene Wednesday morning after two people over the age of 60 were found brutally murdered in their homes about six blocks away from each other on East 90th Street.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

‘Circuit Breaker’ Tax Break For Seniors Falls Victim To Budget Cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn says he did not want to kill the state of Illinois’ Circuit Breaker property tax grant program for low-income senior citizens, but he says he had little choice.


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Officials Warn Seniors Of Potential Scams

The Illinois Attorney General’s office and a West Side alderman teamed up Wednesday to warn seniors about consumer fraud.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

File photo of a walker. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nursing Homes Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

Representatives of Illinois nursing homes say Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed cuts in Medicaid funding will devastate the industry and could leave seniors homeless.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

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RTA Already Replacing Thousands Of New Senior Fare Cards

The Regional Transportation Authority’s new senior half-fare cards have only been in use since Labor Day, but it is already replacing hundreds each week.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Chicago resident Eddie Richardson uses a fan to keep cool at his apartment during a July 2011 heat wave. Many air conditioners at his building had to be removed while management put in new windows. (Credit: CBS)

Heat Means Danger For Seniors, Kids

The heat wave that has left Chicagoans sweating for the past two days is nothing to fool around with. It can be deadly, especially for senior citizens.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

A Photo From RTA's 'Seniors Ride Free' Brochure. (RTA Photo)

RTA Letters Sent To Seniors To See Who Will Still “Ride Free”

Thousands of Chicago-area senior citizens are about to get letters from the Regional Transportation Authority telling them that they are eligible for free ride cards, despite upcoming changes in the program.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2011

North Park Village Shuttle

Can City Continue To Afford Free Senior Bus Service?

For the past two decades, residents of the North Park Village Apartment complex have been lining up to board buses that zip them around the 150 acre complex that is home to 550 residents and more than a few deer.

CBS 2–04/20/2011

RTA: Cracking Down On Fraud

The RTA says it is taking steps to minimize the fraudulent use of passes meant to allow senior citizens to ride free on the CTA, Metra and Pace.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010


Police: Phone Scam Artists Targeting Seniors

Police are warning seniors to watch out for a telephone scam in which the perpetrators may steal their financial information.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010