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Posted on 09/27/18 by Dina Anderson, AARP Blog Author

On October 2, 2018, join AARP Chicago for a Town Hall meeting throughout Chicagoland to share your story on how the fiscal crisis is impacting your community.

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, service providers paid, vulnerable residents in need of caregiving services receive proper attention, and the state’s debt burden be resolved?

Join us in the Loop, Bronzeville, and Little Village. Make sure your voice is heard! Stand up and share how Illinois’ prolonged fiscal crisis is impacting your life! Find out what challenges lie ahead for all Illinois residents.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room

65 W. Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL 60604

RSVP: or -1-877-926-8300


Shawn Crawford: NPR Illinois


Mayor Joseph Mancino:Village of Hawthorn Woods, Chair, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Zaldwaynaka Z Scott : Chicago State University

Edwin Eisendrath: Chicago Sun Times

AJ Wilhelmi: Illinois Hospital Association

Rosanna Marquez: State President AARP IL

Special Note: The Union League Club of Chicago Dress Code-Business Attire.

Business Dress Attire is defined as:

Men: Business suit or sport coat and slacks with collared shirt and necktie.

Women: Suit (including business pantsuit), dress or blazer with skirt or tailored slacks.

Military: Class A. Dress or uniform of the day.

Clergy: Customary clerical attire.

No Blue Jeans

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

Arturo Velasquez Institute

2800 S. Western Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

RSVP: or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Ald. George Cardenas
Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce
Edgar Ramirez, CEO, Chicago Commons

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Doors open at 5 p.m.

Gallery Guichard

436 East 47th StreetChicago, IL 60653

Please RSVP at 1-877-926-8300or register online at:

Moderated by: Dometi Pongo, journalist and media personality


• FM Supreme: Global youth activist who has either organized or participated in dozens of protest and/or marches across the country.

• Mary Mitchell: Award-winning journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times has been entrenched in Chicago’s media landscape for over 4 decades.

• Jim Allen: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman has seen every possible scenario in regards to the election process in Cook County for several decades.

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