- Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015 09:37 AM
For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget. In response to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed suspension of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, designed to help eligible low income households pay for utilities, State Senators Mattie Hunter and Jacqueline Y. Collins are joining Representative Esther Golar, AARP, CUB and CCAP on Monday, June 29, for a LIHEAP Town Hall.
“Every utility rate payer in Illinois pays into LIHEAP, which helps protect seniors, the disabled and low-income families from facing eviction due to high energy costs and weather-related illnesses. While Governor Rauner is calling to eliminate this program, I am meeting with the public to save a crucial service that thousands of Illinoisans rely upon every year,” said Hunter, chairperson of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee.
Who: State Senator Mattie Hunter
State Senator Jacqueline Collins
Representative Esther Golar
The Englewood Coalition Ad-Hoc Group
Experts from AARP, CUB and CCAP
What: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Town Hall to discuss Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent proposal to suspend the program that helps low-income households pay utility bills.
Where: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
6248 South Stewart Ave.
Chicago, IL 60621
When: 6 p.m. on Monday, June 29