Northwestern Illinois

Area Agency on Aging


Legal Services

NIAAA funds Prairie State Legal Services to provide free legal services to persons 60 years and older in northwestern Illinois. 


Please call (800) 892-2985 or click here to contact Prairie State. Legal services are available on any issue including: 


    Social Security               Medicare

    Medicaid                        Food stamps

    Housing                         Elder Abuse

    Nursing home care        Public housing


Prairie State does not provide assistance for criminal matters.


To get forms from the State of Illinois for the health care powers of attorney, property power of attorney, and other advanced directives, click here.



The following are links to legal resources:


Click here for the Senior Citizen's Law Handbook


Click here for the Renter's Handbook


Click here for People with Disabilities Legal Guide


Click here for the When You Owe Money Legal Guide


Click here for information about estate planning and wills


Click here for Property Agents Handbook