Illinois home prices increase in July; Sales lower amid tight inventory

Homes sold faster and prices were stronger in July, but lower inventory continues to act as a drag on the market, according to Illinois REALTORS®.

State Announces September 1 Start of Low Income Energy Assistance Program Enrollment

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s Office of Energy Assistance announced today that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance for seniors and people with disabilities beginning September 1, 2016.

Charges brought against nine individuals for allegedly defrauding CHA and State, Federal agencies of...

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that nine individuals have been indicted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for allegedly defrauding CHA and other government agencies of more than $1 million by falsely obtaining benefits to which they were not entitled, or engaging in other alleged schemes to cheat the housing agency and other government agencies out of their resources

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased American Mattress

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant American Mattress located at 751 East Lincoln Highway in New Lenox, IL for $1,545,000.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease LabCorp Office Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant LabCorp office property located at 150 Spring Lake Drive in Itasca, IL for $6,250,000. Itasca is located in the Chicago MSA west of the Chicago O’Hare International Airport


CHICAGO (August 15, 2016) — (RealEstateRama) -- Last night, 15 young and ambitious CHA residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants were awarded $40,000...

CHA Youth Create Their Own Businesses and Learn to be CEOs

After six weeks of exploring some of the city’s largest companies, speaking with executives at billion dollar franchises and imagining what it’s like to be a CEO, 25 CHA young people are graduating from the BMO Harris Financial Literacy and Leadership Institute (FLLI) at DePaul’s Graduate School of Management sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority

Durbin Announces $1.6 Million For National Runaway Switchboard

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1.6 million in federal funding for the Chicago-based National Runaway Switchboard (NRS), which helps homeless and at-risk youths and their families access counseling, prevention services, and local resources. Today’s funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will allow the NRS to continue operating 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and promote its 1-800-RUNAWAY Hotline.


U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), visited the United Parcel Service (UPS) Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH) to learn more about the corporation’s efforts to transform commercial transportation by focusing on sustainability as part of his “Mike on the Move” initiative.

IDoA hosts Senior Day during the Illinois State Fair

On Monday, August 15th, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host a variety of activities for seniors, their families and friends during Senior Day at the Illinois State Fair. Events hosted by IDoA will be held in the air-conditioned Illinois Building located near the fairground main gate. Attendees 60 years of age and older will receive free admittance into the fair

CHA bids farewell to 150 youth heading to college at 6th annual “Take Flight...

About 150 public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) students attending 75 different schools participated in CHA’s sixth annual “Take Flight College Send-Off” Wednesday at CHA Offices, 60 E. Van Buren.<

Industry’s Largest Land Real Estate Event Hits Charlotte in 2017

The REALTORS® Land Institute is proud to announce that the most prestigious land real estate professionals in the business will gather at the Westin Charlotte for the 2017 National Land Conference from March 31-April 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual conference is an opportunity for the most elite and successful land professionals in the business to gather, share ideas, build relationships, and make deals

Houses Under Contract Rise in North Shore and Barrington Area Housing Market

At the midpoint of 2016, early predictions of healthy market performance are holding for the North Shore-Barrington housing market. Housing data for June shows the number of new listings and closed sales slightly fell from the same period in 2015, while houses under contact rose substantially, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Statement from Governor Rauner on Property Tax Bills

Governor Rauner issued the following statement as many homeowners throughout Illinois face a deadline today to pay property taxes: "Illinois residents are being hit with record property tax increases in communities all around the state even though they already pay the highest property taxes in the nation.

Governor Visits Quincy Veterans Home Following New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

Governor Bruce Rauner visited the Quincy Veterans Home this morning after two cases of Legionnaires' disease were confirmed in residents of the Quincy home. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) is working with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Adams County Health Department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to determine where the residents acquired the Legionella bacteria. Due to the nature of the bacteria, the source may never be determined, but the Quincy home is taking all precautions to ensure the safety and welfare of residents and staff


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) fought to expand federal housing assistance and protect funding and eligibility for vital infrastructure programs that improve the economy and support local communities, including projects in Chicago and Cook County. His efforts come as the House Appropriations Committee considers the FY15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill Fisher Investments Jay Carlson