Daily Digest for Aug. 17
Truth Tour stops in Bloomington
BLOOMINGTON —The Alliance for Retired Americans 2010 Truth Tour stop in Bloomington Wednesday to educate retirees about how the new healthcare law will affect Medicare and discuss issues related to Social Security.
The visit will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the UAW Local 2488 hall, 10226 E. 1400 North Road (Illinois 9 west).
While some in Washington have suggested cutting Social Security benefits or raising the retirement age is a way to fix the deficit, the Alliance believes Social Security has enough money to cover benefits for nearly 30 years, and has not contributed to the nation’s budget problems.
Boy Scouts hold scrap drive
STREATOR — Boy Scout Troop 775 will hold a scrap metal drive fundraiser Saturday at Bloomington and Hickory streets.
All types of metal, including such items as lawnmowers and aluminum siding, will be accepted. Anyone unable to deliver the metal may call 815-674-6061.