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Survey Finds Older Illinois Voters Anxious About Economic Future

(Undated) -- Ahead of the upcoming elections, a new report finds Illinois voters over age 50 want candidates to start talking about how to improve their financial security. Heather Heppner with A-A-R-P Illinois says their survey finds that while the economy seems to be improving, older Illinoisans are still very anxious about their future. Heppner says voters overwhelmingly want to live independently as they age and the majority wants their elected officials to make the availability of at-home care a priority. The survey also found the majority of 50-plus voters are concerned about rising costs of utilities and access to affordable landline phone service.

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