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IL Representative Lakesia Collins Awarded the Retiree Hero Award

  [caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignleft" width="435"] IARA Board Members with award winners Representative Lakesia Collins and Beatrice Lumpkin[/caption]                     The Il... Read more

Meet IARA’s New Executive Director, Jesús Palafox

The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is excited to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Jesús Palafox! Before joining the IARA, Jesús was the Regional Administrative Associate for the Midwest region of the American Friends Service Committee, a national Q... Read more

Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans President’s Report Summer 2022

Fellow retiree leaders, the first half of 2022 has been an exciting time for the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. We hired a new organizer from Central Illinois, we helped mobilize to win big on pension funding and public investment in care in the legislative session, and... Read more

IARA Mobilizes to Repeal GPO & WEP

The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans joined national mobilizations, including the National Education Association for a day of action on May 24th, to call for the repeal of GPO & WEP. The Government Pension Offset (GPO) reduces the Social Security spousal or survivor... Read more

Illinois Seniors Win Big with Budget Victories

The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating key victories passed in the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget passed by the Illinois General Assembly in April. Governor Pritzker signed a balanced budget that includes $1.8 billion in tax relief, a $1 billion investment in the ... Read more