Posts tagged "LIHEAP"

With heating assistance cuts, 150,000 more Illinois families will be left out in the cold

With heating assistance cuts, 150,000 more Illinois families will be left out in the cold
This week’s cold snap has reminded us all of what winter can feel like in Chicago, and it’s not pleasant. That biting wind and creeping frost is enough to keep most people inside this time of year. But what if inside isn’t much better? A lot of Illinois families may be in that situation due... Read more »

Chicago man found frozen in unheated apartment. Is it time to cut energy assistance funding?

Reading through today’s headlines on the Tribune’s website, one stopped me in my tracks: Yes, frozen. Rowland Draper, 60, was found dead and frozen in his unheated North Side apartment. He was found the day after President Barack Obama’s budget came out, proposing to cut funding for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that keeps... Read more »