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With the spring storm season approaching, and extreme weather events increasing in severity and frequency, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Craig Fugate today to ask that the agency “quickly initiate…a nationwide study focusing on the prevalence, causes, and costs of urban flooding.”
The Chicago Housing Authority has finalized the purchase of three apartment buildings that make up the Chicago portfolio of Presbyterian Homes, one of the nation’s largest providers of affordable housing for seniors, adding 111 apartments to the City’s affordable housing stock.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the nomination of Eugene “Gene” Jones, Jr. as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) after serving as Acting CEO since June of 2015. “As Acting CEO, Gene has already made significant progress at the CHA by accelerating development deals and housing production to get more than 500 units under construction in just seven months time,” said Mayor Emanuel.
A Chicago woman has been charged with posing as a federal housing representative to scam homeowners out of cash, federal authorities announced today. CYNTHIA WALLACE, 45, of Chicago, is charged with one count of falsely assuming and pretending to be an officer of the United States.
Currently, Karahalios is the Chief Legal Counsel and Sworn Deputy Treasurer in the Cook County Treasurer’s Office. He oversees the compliance of state statutes and county ordinances on real estate tax collection and coordinates litigation with the Cook County State’s Attorney and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
After more than 20 hours of debate and consideration of 126 amendments, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted in support of a long-term transportation infrastructure bill on Thursday
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $1,163,954 in federal funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration
Durbin, Kirk: SBA Makes Federal Relief Available For Illinois Small Businesses Impacted By Severe...
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced today that President Obama has issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration for Grundy and Iroquois Counties, which will allow residents and businesses in the region severely impacted by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes earlier this summer to receive SBA loans.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk today applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee’s passage of an FY 2016 Interior Appropriations bill that includes a Kirk-advanced ban on sewage dumping in the Great Lakes. The Kirk ban on Great Lakes sewage dumping would set a date certain to end dumping in order to protect the Lakes – home to 95 percent of surface fresh water in America. It now heads to the Senate floor for passage
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Al Franken (D-MN) today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set strong Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) required under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that provides long-needed certainty to farmers and workers in the biodiesel industry while helping domestic producers grow. They also pressed the EPA to live up to its legal obligation of ending its years-long delay of setting RVOs.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today urged members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to include several Illinois priorities in their Passenger Rail Reauthorization legislation. Durbin also raised several significant concerns regarding related legislation passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year that would have a significant impact on Illinois’ passenger rail system
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the City of Quincy, Illinois has received a $1,100,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Quincy Regional-Baldwin Field Airport. This grant will be used to construct a new taxiway, assisting the airport in meeting new design and safety standards, and improving access to the airfield for employers and economic drivers in the region
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 24, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) led the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy...
Congressman Bill Foster announced that DuPage County will be receiving a $2.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the acquisition and demolition of 13 flood prone residential properties.
Following her visit earlier this week to the BNSF train derailment site south of Galena to thank first responders, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, fought today to ensure first responders in local communities have the training and resources they need in the event of a train derailment or fuel spill