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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.

02/28/2013

A Romney supporter at an event in Virginia (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.

09/28/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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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

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Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For Everyone

The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

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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

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Hammond Group Seeking Volunteers To ‘Adopt’ Seniors, Disabled

An organization in Hammond, Ind., called “We Care From The Heart,” is looking for volunteers to “adopt” seniors and disabled people, to help improve their quality of life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

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Seniors Furious After City Takes Money From Pensions To Pay Off Parking Tickets

Drivers who have unpaid parking tickets in Chicago have to worry about more than just having their state income tax refunds seized to pay off their debts; the city is also taking money out of some seniors’ pension checks.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

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Telephone Scam Targeting Seniors In Wheaton

Wheaton Police are warning seniors about a telephone scam that is making the rounds again.

WBBM Newsradio–11/23/2011

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Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program Cuts

A large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

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Berrios: Seniors May Be Missing Out On Property Tax Savings

Cook County seniors who own homes are advised to read their property tax bills carefully, because officials say homeowners could be missing an extra chance to save serious money.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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Free Public Transit For Seniors Now Over

Free public transportation is no longer available to all senior citizens in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

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Free Public Transit Rides For Seniors End At Midnight

The program that has allowed all Illinois seniors to ride public transit for free will come to an end at midnight Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

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Time Running Out For Old Seniors’ Transit Passes

Time is running out on the Seniors Ride Free passes that Chicago-area seniors have used on the CTA, Metra and Pace since 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2011

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Free Ride Cards Going Out For Seniors Who Qualify

The Illinois Department on Aging says postcards are in the mail to senior citizens on the state’s Circuit Breaker Program, which will get them as many free rides as they want.

WBBM Newsradio–08/05/2011

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Seniors, Disabled Can Apply For Discounts On Taxi Rides In Des Plaines

The City of Des Plaines wants to make it easier for seniors and people with disabilities to get around.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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New Transit Fare Cards Arriving For Seniors

New fare cards have begun to arrive from the RTA for more than 427,000 Chicago area senior citizens in the next few days.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2011

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New Transit Cards Going Out For Low-Income Seniors

New RTA fare cards are going out to 427,000 Chicago-area seniors sooner than expected.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

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