Illinois State Government and Public Real Estate News

Addressing a crowd gathered at a breakfast to honor the achievements of young people, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., commended two CHA scholarship recipients for their accomplishments and announced that a recent decision by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to extend the agency's Moving To Work (MTW) status for another 10 years will allow thousands more to also have new opportunities
The Illinois housing market accelerated in April with robust home sales and a double-digit year-over-year jump in the statewide median price, according to the Illinois REALTORS
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a $630,000 agreement with a group of Illinois property owners and a management company resolving allegations they violated the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by using rental screening policies that prevented applicants with mental disabilities from living in a supportive living complex the group owned. Read the agreement.
Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Illinois energy legislation
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 2001 Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, IL for $11,275,000
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Bank of America Ground Lease located at 1400 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL for $6,900,000.
Senate FY17 Energy & Water Bill Includes Kirk-Driven Provisions to Boosts Supercomputer Development, Strengthens Illinois Waterway Infrastructure; Bill Funds National Labs, Waterway Infrastructure, Cybersecurity Improvements
An alternative to the paper license pocket card is now available for the majority of licensed professionals regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). An estimated 1.1 million active licensees within the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) and the Division of Real Estate (DRE) may now choose to store an electronic license pocket card on their smartphone or tablet.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Division of Banking today announced that it will adopt the new SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) National Test Component with Uniform State Content on June 1, 2016. IDFPR is one of 52 state agencies that have adopted the test. Additional states are eventually expected to adopt the new SAFE MLO National Test Component with Uniform State Content
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Congressman Danny Davis, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27) and Holsten Real Estate today cut the ribbon on Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, the latest development in the revitalization of Cabrini-Green. This phase adds 106 rental units in two buildings at 459 West Division and 1151 North Cleveland, expanding mixed-income housing options in the neighborhood.
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.
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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