Illinois State Government and Public Real Estate News

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Illinois REALTORS®, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers declared April 25, 2016 as Illinois REALTORS® Day. Over the last century, the association has emerged as the leading voice for real estate and private property rights in Illinois
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is one of 39 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the country granted Moving to Work (MTW) agreement extensions through 2028.
Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Midwest Regional Administrator Antonio R. Riley announced Monday that CHA has won a $100,000 Chicago Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program grant from HUD and the Department of Justice
Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Midwest Regional Administrator Antonio R. Riley announced Monday that CHA has won a $100,000 Chicago Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program grant from HUD and the Department of Justice
As part of a larger effort by Senate Democrats to combat lead contamination, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today highlighted new initiatives to protect children in affordable housing from lead poisoning and update the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lead and copper regulations to establish mandatory lead testing of pipes and water in cities—large and small—across the country. Earlier this week, Senate Democrats introduced the True LEADership Act, a comprehensive plan that recommits the federal government to investing in water infrastructure and lead remediation across the nation.
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Shopko Hometown property located at 110 Watters Drive in Dwight, Illinois for $2,115,000.
U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren (IL-14) Andy Barr (KY-06) and Mia Love (UT-04) have introduced legislation to protect against the misuse of consumers’ sensitive financial information. The federal government is already making sensitive mortgage information available online and has plans to more than double the information that is published—putting even more personal information at risk of abuse
The spring market is in swing with steady gains in March median prices and modest growth in statewide home sales even as the housing supply is low for the season, according to the Illinois REALTORS
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today praised the announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury that the State of Illinois has been awarded $151,299,560 in funding to support efforts to revitalize neighborhoods that were hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Today’s funding was awarded through Phase 2 of the Hardest Hit Fund, for which Congress recently appropriated a total of $2 billion. Durbin is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and advocated for boosting funding to this program.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined 10 of his colleagues at a press conference in Washington, DC to unveil a comprehensive plan that recommits the federal government to a critical role in water infrastructure investment, lead remediation and the strong drinking water protections provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. Today’s True LEADership Act of 2016 includes two bills that Durbin introduced earlier this year:
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Foxx, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) called for the awarding of more transportation grants to Payer States. Payer States receive less in federal funding than they pay out in federal taxes. Illinois, for example, faces an annual shortfall of $40 billion because of this problem.
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced today that President Obama has issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration for Christian and Iroquois Counties, which will allow residents and businesses in the region severely impacted by severe storms and flooding this winter to receive SBA loans. The President’s action will ensure that eligible homeowners, renters, and businesses have access to loans to help repair or replace disaster damaged real estate, personal property, machinery, equipment, inventory and business assets.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today said that an announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) could benefit up to 33,000 families that have been struggling to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes in states – including Illinois – that have been hardest hit by the financial crisis. The new program will offer a one-time principal reduction to borrowers whose loans are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and who meet specific eligibility criteria
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) wrote a letter to Robert Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator for the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, to request that the agency take immediate action to fully examine the issue of lead contaminated water in Galesburg and work with officials to develop a long-term solution
Chief Judge Castillo Cuts Ribbon to New Mobile Workspace at Kluczynski Federal Building Chicago, Ill. – (RealEstateRama) — Today at a ceremony dedicating the new U.S. Probation Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Chief Judge of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Rubén Castillo cut the ribbon to the new modern […]
Quigley Fights to Expand Affordable Housing and Protect Vital Infrastructure Investments

WASHINGTON – May 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — 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 more »

 
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