CHICAGO — As energy bills continue to rise in the face of frigid winter temperatures, state Rep. Lilian Jiménez, D-Chicago, is partnering with area organizations to inform families on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alfred Nobel Dual Language School at 4127 W. Hirsch St. 

“After this week’s arctic blast, this month’s heating bills will surely put my community’s finances in a bind, so I want to make sure they have every opportunity to receive the assistance they need,” Jiménez said. “We’re hosting this event and excited to work with LUCHA, Nobel Neighbors and the Alfred Nobel Dual Language School to get our community aware of this important program.” 

LIHEAP provides qualifying families in Cook County with financial assistance for their energy bills, especially to help cover the cost of heating in winter months. For example, a family of four making at or less than $60,000 per year are eligible for LIHEAP funds. To apply, families must provide proof of income in the last 30 days, their heating or electricity bill, Social Security card and rental agreement paperwork and proof of receiving benefits from the Department of Human Services. 

For more information, contact Jimenez at 773-337-9995 or


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