Amazing Grace Bookstore: 16 S Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 630/323-4673 Anderson's Bookshops: 5112 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630/963-2665 Barbara's Bookstore: 810 Village Center Dr., Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630/920-1500 Barnes & Noble: 631 E. Boughton Rd. #100, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 630/783-0009 Barnes & Noble: 297 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook, IL 60523 630/684-0586 Brain Snacks: 5239 Carpenter St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630/241-1040 Frugal Muse Books: 7511 Lemont Rd. #146, Darien, IL 60561 630/427-1140 Half Price Books: 14 Countryside Plz., Countryside, IL 60525 708/579-1770 A Novel Experience: 8 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559 630/968-2225
Where can I get help with filling out the Benefit Access application (formerly Circuit Breaker)?
The Illinois Circuit Breaker form has been replaced by a program called Benefit Access. Changes include the termination of Illinois Care RX and Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief. Senior Free Transit and the License Plate discount are still available online as Benefit Access. The following locations can assist with filling out the application:
Hanna Benioff of Downers Grove Township will help people fill out this application. People must make an appointment by calling 630/719-6682. She only works Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Senior Homestead Exemption is still available through Downers Grove Township.
Another source of help is the Downers Grove Park District Active Adult Center (SHIP volunteers) at 935 Maple Avenue, Lincoln Center, Downers Grove IL 60515. Phone: 630/963-1314.
The Westmont Park District 630/969-8080 and Hinsdale Community House 630/323-7500 offer assistance as well.
Where can I get food stamps or information on SNAP?
The Illinois Department of Human Services administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps) in which recipients are issued a Link card for food purchases. Assistance ranges from $200 a month to more than $1,000. DHS Family Community Resource Center in DuPage County Family Community Resource Center 146 W Roosevelt Rd, Suite 2 Villa Park, IL 60181 Phone: 630/530-1120 TTY: 866/322-3092 Fax: 630/834-5947 Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except state holidays)
Woods Pool (Burr Ridge Park District), 711 Tomlin Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 630/920-1969
Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park (a facility of the Woodridge Park District) 8301 S. Janes Ave., Woodridge, IL 60517 Sunday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 630/985-5620 (in-season) 630/353-3300 (off-season)