SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP)- A sizzling summer has persuaded Illinois officials to revive a program that helps poor families cool their homes.
Illinois has set aside $10 million for the financial aid, or enough to help about 60,000 households.
It's available to homes with senior citizens, young children or someone in poor health. A family of four can have an income up to $33,500 a year and still qualify.
Illinois offered this kind of aid in the past, but canceled it last year when federal funds were cut.