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Low-Income Heat Help Applications Open

Macomb, IL 61455 – Low-income households in four western Illinois counties can apply for heating assistance beginning Sept. 1. The Western Illinois Regional Council is taking appointments for residents in Hancock, Henderson, Warren and McDonough counties. Coordinator Tina Lovejoy says the assistance levels will be about the same as last year's, even though the cost of fuel is expected to increase. Emergency assistance is available for those who have been disconnected by a utility firm or for those whose heating fuel suppliers refuse to deliver.