Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 ends 12/7/18

Medicare Open Enrollment(OE) for 2019 coverage will end 12/07/18.

  • October 15, 2018: Beginning of the Annual Enrollment Period. This is the first day to enroll for 2019 coverage. 
  • December 7, 2018: Last date of enrollment for 2019 coverage.
  • January 1, 2019: Start date for 2019 health coverage.

Options for Open Medicare Open Enrollment can be reviewed at:


Free Smoke Alarms and Fire Prevention Education for Addison Residents

The Addison Fire Protection District is cooperating with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance and the Office of the State Fire Marshal to provide free smoke alarms to Addison residents under the 'Be Alarmed!' Smoke Alarm Installation program. The program provides smoke alarms and fire prevention materials to Illinois fire departments to educate residents on fire safety and to provide them life-saving devices in their homes. The press release from 08/20/18 has more details. 

For more information about this smoke alarm installation program, please call (630) 628-3100, visit or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DuPage Habitat for Humanity Launches New Winter Heat Readiness Program Opportunity

The DuPage Habitat for Humanity is launching their Winter Heat Readiness Program this fall.  Low to no-cost home repairs will be provided to applicants based on income.  Applications are currently being accepted. 

Applications will be reviewed based on need and the availability of resources. In order to qualify, an applicants must:

  • Be a homeowner
  • Meet income/family size requirements
  • Willing to complete Sweat Equity hours.

For more information on this program and applications, please refer to DuPage Habitat , or contact Jill Sobie at 630-510-3737 ext. 315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..