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Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush Join CTA to Announce Plans to Revitalize Cottage Grove Green...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush today joined CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) Rebekah Scheinfeld to announce conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA’s Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area.

Durbin, Deutch Introduce Bicameral Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) today introduced the Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act, bicameral legislation that would create an “Adapt America Fund” administered by the Secretary of Commerce and used to finance climate change adaptation and infrastructure resiliency projects.

Illinois housing market swings into spring with jump in home sales, prices

The Illinois housing market had a strong showing in March with home sales climbing 9.6 percent over previous-year levels and the statewide median price  surging 10.7 percent higher,according to Illinois REALTORS

Davis, LaHood Tour Historic Route 66 in Central Illinois

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today continued his tour of historic Route 66 through Central Illinois with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and State Rep. Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield). The tour is to highlight the economic significance of the most famous road in America and his bill commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Route 66. The lawmakers were joined by local mayors and other community leaders along the way. Yesterday, Davis made stops in Madison, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties.

Kelly and Duckworth Highlight Legislation to Close “Skills Gap” & Prepare Illinoisans for Good-Paying...

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) appeared together at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago today to highlight their legislation to close the “skills gap” by better preparing students for careers in high-demand industries like manufacturing, healthcare, clean energy and information technology. Kelly and Duckworth recently helped introduce the Community College to Career Fund Act (CC2C), which would encourage local small businesses and manufacturers to partner with community colleges to develop workforce training programs.

Davis, State Rep. Bourne Tour Historic Route 66

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) made stops at businesses and other historical Route 66 locations in Edwardsville, Livingston, Litchfield, Carlinville, and Girard to highlight the economic and historical significance of Route 66. The two lawmakers met with local mayors, business owners, and community leaders at each stop.

MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES RETAIL ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS BANNED FROM CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTIES

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones Jr. and the Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Samantha Fields to announce all retail electric suppliers are banned from soliciting on CHA properties, effective immediately. In a warning letter from Commissioner Fields and CEO Eugene Jones Jr., the action was taken due to aggressive and misleading actions taken on the part of some electric suppliers via door-to-door marketing on CHA properties

Durbin, Duckworth Statement On HUD Plans To Offer Vouchers To Residents Of Distressed Public...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would make housing vouchers available to residents of the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes located in Cairo, Illinois. HUD will also offer relocation counseling to the 183 affected households, helping relocate them to available nearby public housing or public housing anywhere in the United States

Governor Discusses Changes to Move Illinois Forward

Governor Bruce Rauner today toured Phibro Animal Health, an animal health and nutrition company, and discussed changes the state needs to get Illinois back on track

QUIGLEY, DURBIN, CHICAGO DELEGATION MEMBERS MEET WITH ILLINOIS TOLLWAY IN SUPPORT OF ELGIN O’HARE...

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Danny Davis (IL-07), met with Illinois Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom to express their support for the Tollway’s petition to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) regarding their ongoing dispute with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) over the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) project.

VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Congressman Pete Visclosky testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his support for transportation infrastructure funding in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation.

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON D+ REPORT CARD FOR AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), released the following statement on today’s D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The D+ rating remains unchanged since the last report card was issued in 2013

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Shows Stability

A slight uptick in the number of new listings for the North Shore-Barrington housing market in January started the year on a positive note. Housing data for January shows the number of new listings and closed sales rose compared to the same period in 2016, while houses under contact rose substantially, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

January brings uptick in Illinois home sales and prices

The start of a new year brought renewed interest from homebuyers who drove home sales and the statewide median price higher in January, according to Illinois REALTO

Sonia Anaya receives Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Award

REALTOR® Sonia Anaya, broker-owner of America Real Estate in Chicago, has received the 2016 Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Award. The award is given to individuals for outstanding political and legislative service to the REALTOR® organization.

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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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Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush Join CTA to Announce Plans to Revitalize...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush today joined CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner (CDOT) Rebekah Scheinfeld to announce conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA’s Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area.

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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