Western Illlinois residents who are struggling to pay their utility bills during the COVID pandemic can find some help.

The Two Rivers Regional Council is taking applications for energy assistance grants through June 30. The money is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so eligible customers should apply now. To find out if you're eligible, you can call Two Rivers at (217) 224-8171. The agency serves Adams, Pike, Brown and Schuyler counties in Illinois.

Last week, Y101 told you about how the Salvation Army is providing a similar service by helping people who are struggling with rent and utilities in Northeast Missouri. That agency serves Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Lewis, and Shelby counties in Missouri.

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