Chicago is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States.
Benefits: The Chicago Department of Family & Support Services links Chicago residents age 60 and older to more than 70 city, state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled
Caregiving Assistance: The Chicago Department of Senior Services offers a variety of programs and services for families who are caring for their older loved ones.
Senior Services: Senior Services is committed to serving older individuals with limited financial resources, those facing social isolation, and minority persons, in particular those with limited English proficiency.
Contacts1615 W. Chicago Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60622-5127
Excellent transportation system, including buses and rapid transit lines (the El)
Good support system through the Chicago Department of Aging
Top-notch medical centers including Northwestern, Rush and the University of Illinois
Care livability education and experience of been loyalty
Transportation is simple. Buses are always convenient and around the corner.
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How did Illinois earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Illinois has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Illinois does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Illinois has an effective property tax rate of 2.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Illinois earned its state tax grade of C+.
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