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LIHEAP energy assistance now available in Illinois

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The heat isn't going away this week and if you need help staying cool, you need to apply now.

Officials with Two Rivers Regional Council are taking appointments for the LIHEAP program, with offices open in Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler counties.

However, you only have a two week period if you need help paying your AC bill, as applications end on July 26.

If accepted you receive $150 in assistance.

Becky Pruden, Two Rivers Regional Council Community Services Director, says about $98,000 was awarded to help at risk households and says the money goes quick.

But you do have to meet certain guidelines to qualify. 

"A lot of the seniors especially won't turn on their air conditioner, they're afraid of the bill," Pruden said. "So with this, at least it helps them with that one month to cool their home."

Those over the age of 60, with children under the age of five, and those with a medical condition or disability are eligible to apply.

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