U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), successfully included an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 that requires the Army Corp of Engineers to expedite the completion of Stage 2 of the McCook Reservoir construction project. Rep. Quigley’s remarks on the House Floor during debate of his amendment are available here. The amendment passed by voice vote.
Although closed sales began to decline in most of the country during August, the North Shore-Barrington market posted gains in this and most other key metrics.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that campsite reservations are now available at southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Reservations can be made for dates within the window of Aug. 14 – 27, 2017
Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) today announced their commitment to doubling their supply of affordable housing in the Chicago area. The affordable housing nonprofit aims to accomplish this goal with the help of more than $300,000 in sponsorship funding committed to its Moving Forward Together event, which will take place September 28, 2016.
The Illinois housing market got a healthy bounce in August, with gains in both home sales and median prices, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in August 2016 totaled 16,455 homes sold, up 6.7 percent from 15,415 in August 2015.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Midway Airport two grants to improve safety at the airport. An almost two million dollar grant will be used to help rehabilitate over a mile of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. In addition, a separate grant for $72,000 will help pay for equipment needed to reduce the risk of runway incursions and conflicts between aircraft and vehicles operating at the airport
The Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Housing Authority today approved support for a number of developments that will expand housing opportunities, showing the agency’s commitment to providing more housing options for low-income and formerly homeless individuals
Senate Passes Kirk Priorities for Drinking & Wastewater Systems, Flood Infrastructure & Protections for...
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today applauded the Senate’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) which will improve drinking and wastewater systems, flood protection, waterway shipping, and the Great Lakes
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $17.5 million grant for noise mitigation measures around Midway Airport.
30,122 Square Foot Terminal Building Expansion Will Improve Traveler Experience. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today announced over $6 million in federal funding to support a 30,122 square foot terminal building expansion at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD).
A slightly lower inventory of houses on the market has helped sellers see prices rise in many North Shore and Barrington-area communities. Homes are selling faster now than in the last few years and buyers are finding they need to move fast to get the home they want.
Randy Blankstein, President of national net lease advisory firm The Boulder Group, will be a featured speaker on ICSC’s N3 Triple Net Lease Panel in Chicago on October 19th, 2016. The panel will be held during the ICSC Chicago Deal Marking.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded Illinois organizations grants totaling $9,540,655 to prevent homelessness among veterans and their families. Today’s funding will help pay for outreach, case management, and assistance related to VA benefits. More than $300 million were awarded nationwide today through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Schakowsky, Durbin, Quigley, Duckworth Announce $20 Million for Noise Mitigation for O’Hare Area Homeowners
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky(D-IL-9), along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-8) today announced $20 million in federal funding for aircraft noise mitigation efforts near O’Hare International Airport. Today’s funding, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will help soundproof residences with noise levels between 65 and 69 DNL
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®.