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QUIGLEY SECURES FUNDING FOR MCCOOK RESERVOIR PROJECT

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.

North Shore And Barrington-Area Housing Market Post Gains In Home Sales

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.

IDNR Announces Campsite Reservations Open for Sites in Solar Eclipse Zone

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 TO DOUBLE IMPACT IN CHICAGO REGION

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.

Illinois home sales, prices make a late-summer surge in August

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.

Lipinski Announces More Grants for Midway Airport

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

CHA BOARD APPROVES EXPANDED HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME CHICAGOANS

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

Lipinski Announces $17.5 Million in Federal Funding for Soundproofing Homes Around Midway Airport

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.

Kirk Announces $6 Million in Federal Funding for Rockford Airport Terminal Expansion

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).

Prices Rise As Homes Selling Faster In North Shore And Barrington-Area Housing Market

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 The Boulder Group, to Speak at ICSC N3 Triple Net...

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.

Durbin Announces More Than $9.5 Million To Prevent Homelessness Among Illinois Veterans

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

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®.

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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 SECURES FUNDING FOR MCCOOK RESERVOIR PROJECT

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.

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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