Low-income families with young children may now begin applying for winter heating assistance.  The state's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps keep families warm as they struggle to pay their bills.

The program's Gail Hedges explains how it works.

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Eligible families with kids ages five and under are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later since LIHEAP funds are limited.  For a list of agencies where you can apply, go to www.liheapillinois.com, or call 1-877-411-WARM.


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