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‘Discover Why This Mortgage Industry Professional is MASSIVELY Increasing His Marketing ‘Budget’ in an...

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen to the conventional wisdom, you'd believe the mortgage industry was "dead in the water" and any...

Mayors and Civic Leaders Work Together on Housing for the Future

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suburban leaders in the Chicago region have examined housing trends in their communities and are making plans today to...

First Industrial Realty Trust to Build a State-of-the-Art 600,000 Square-Foot Distribution Facility for Rust-Oleum...

Facility To Anchor New 'First Park Kenosha' Serving Chicago/Milwaukee Market CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR), a leading provider...

Apartments.com Awards $20,000 to Pin-Up Art Enthusiast

America's Votes Select Brenda Janish as Grand Prize Winner in Apartments.com Possession Obsession Contest CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartments.com today announced the Grand Prize...

Blagojevich Administration officials cut ribbon on groundbreaking program to help disabled, homeless veterans

Pilot program looks to provide permanent housing, medical assistance and job training for disabled vets MANTENO – As Veterans Day nears, Blagojevich Administration officials today...

Pappas Calls on Mortgage Companies to Rescind “Frightening” Letters to Homeowners, and Apologize

And Demands the Companies Pay Taxes on Escrow Counts as Law Requires CHICAGO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today called on...

Pappas Says Mortgage Companies Try to Frighten Homeowners into Sending Bills to Them

With Misleading Claim About $5 fee Companies Should Pay CHICAGO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mortgage companies must pay property taxes out of escrow accounts on...

New Illinois Law to Help Protect Homeowners From Foreclosures

AARP-Backed Law Will Toughen Standards for Mortgage Brokers Takes Aim at Consumer Protections from Predatory Loans CHICAGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of...

Governor Blagojevich signs anti-predatory lending law, announces borrower outreach initiative to help fight foreclosures

Statewide ban on predatory mortgage products, counseling and face-to-face lenders’ meetings will help families keep their homes SPRINGFIELD – As the nation’s foreclosure rate continues...

Revenue Department reports record high number of taxpayers filed online in 2007

E-Filing saved state $3.7 million in processing expenses SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) today announced a record high number of taxpayers chose...

Survey Indicates Majority of Renters Do Not Carry Renters Insurance

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Car owners know that they must have insurance to drive and homeowners carry coverage to protect their possessions, however,...

A few ways to deal with leaping taxes

Your real estate tax assessment shows another jump. Used to be, we suffered from creeping taxes -- now it's leaping taxes. Two of our...

Illinois Median Sale Price Up 0.8 Percent to $200,000 in September

Home Sales Down from a Year Ago SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Consumer sentiment and the degree of optimism they express in terms of...

The Place/BV Student Housing Fund Announces Recent National Investments Worth Over $80 Million

ATLANTA and CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Place/BV Student Housing Fund, LLC, a real estate investment fund focused on the acquisition and development...

Governor Blagojevich reminds seniors and residents with disabilities about winter heating assistance grants

Priority households advised to apply now before extreme cold hits Illinois; To apply visit www.liheapillinois.com or call 1-877-411-WARM CHICAGO – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today...

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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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CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived the final year of a five-year agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority because of the agency’s outstanding performance and commitment to enhancing the Section 3 program that provides job and contracting opportunities to public housing residents.