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Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Jobs, Ratepayers and Taxpayers

Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Senate Bill 2814, the Future Energy Jobs bill, at a ceremony at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. The bipartisan legislation ensures the Quad Cities and Clinton power facilities remain open for another 10 years, saving thousands of good-paying jobs, while protecting working families, seniors, and thousands of other high-quality, good-paying jobs throughout the state by capping residential and business energy rates

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF SCOTT PRUITT FOR EPA ADMINISTRATOR

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on the announcement that Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, is President-Elect Trump’s nominee for EPA Administrator

CHA Explores New Possibilities for Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Chicago Housing Authority has proposed a pilot program for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program that would provide voucher holders with intensive services and job training to determine if a time limit on voucher use is feasible, potentially making more vouchers available sooner to those waiting for affordable housing.

Illinois’ New & Improved RPS Means More Solar

The Illinois state legislature passed the Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814) last week, which sets the state on a path to 25 percent renewables by 2025, including potentially thousands of megawatts of new solar.

IDHR Issues Reminder of Fair Housing Rights During Holiday Season

As Illinois residents prepare for a diverse array of holiday celebrations in and around their homes, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) urges renters and property owners to be knowledgeable of fair housing laws that provide protections against religious discrimination. The reminder comes as many landlords and homeowner associations may be establishing rules as to allowable displays, decorations, and celebrations, many of which may appear discriminatory in nature

Representatives Rush and Bustos Introduce Bill to Amend Safe Drinking Water Ac

U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) introduced a bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act. This bill would establish a $50 million grant program within EPA that would allow local education agencies and districts to replace lead service lines and lead solder used in school plumbing. This bill is a companion to an earlier bill Rush introduced that would provide grants to schools to replace older water tanks manufactured prior to 1988

Davis Statement on Passage of State Energy Bill

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement after the Illinois state legislature passed an energy bill to help Exelon’s nuclear plants

CHICAGO BULLS AND CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY HOST MORE THAN 400 STUDENTS FOR HOLIDAY PARTY...

On Sunday, December 4, the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will host hundreds of students (ages 5-13) who reside in CHA family housing developments at their 17th annual holiday party at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

Teens Give Voice to Voiceless through Documentary Film

Filmmaking is a means of personal expression that this summer allowed 16 young women who are Chicago Housing Authority residents to document the unseen realities that surround them. Ranging from the gravity of teen pregnancy to the devastation of neighborhood violence, these women learned to use film as a tool in a collaborative documentary filmmaking program offered by CHA and DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Athletico Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Athletico Physical Therapy property located at 8905 South Commercial Avenue in Chicago, Illinois for $1,025,000. The Athletico Physical Therapy property is located in a densely populated area with significant barriers to entry.

Justice Department Files Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Tinley Park, Illinois, for Refusing to Approve...

The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit today against the village of Tinley Park, Illinois, alleging that the suburb of Chicago violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to approve a low-income housing development in response to race-based community opposition

Illinois home prices show solid gains in October; Sales decline

A drop in the number of homes on the market and a typical seasonal slowdown helped drive Illinois home sales lower in October even as median home prices continued to post solid annual gains, according to Illinois REALTORS®

Governor Rauner Holds Townhall to Discuss Economic Reforms

Governor Bruce Rauner, joined by leaders from Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Federation of Independent Business, today discussed reforms to create jobs, lower property taxes and improve our schools during an employee town hall at The Will Group Manufacturing Facility in Chicago.

For the First Time, CHA Resident Has a “Home for the Holidays”

Susan Tovar sometimes just stops and looks out into her new backyard. And reflects on her hard work. And on the journey it took to get where she is. “My little one gets home from school, and goes right out to the backyard and plays,” said Tovar, a single mother with three children. “I watch him through the window. That means so much to me.”

Housing Visions and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting...

Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the City of Syracuse, elected officials, and partners celebrated the ribbon cutting of Salina Crossing, a mixed-used development that has created 49 modern, safe and affordable housing units for low-income households and nearly 6,000 square feet of commercial space to revitalize two neighborhoods connected by Salina Street, a main thoroughfare that spans the Northside and Southside of Syracuse.

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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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Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Jobs, Ratepayers and Taxpayers

Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Senate Bill 2814, the Future Energy Jobs bill, at a ceremony at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. The bipartisan legislation ensures the Quad Cities and Clinton power facilities remain open for another 10 years, saving thousands of good-paying jobs, while protecting working families, seniors, and thousands of other high-quality, good-paying jobs throughout the state by capping residential and business energy rates

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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