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Results of Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fee Survey Are Now Available

Findings from Illinois’ Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey are now available online, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). The voluntary survey of Illinois licensed real estate appraisers began in January with assistance from the Office of Real Estate Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Customary & Reasonable Fee Survey for Real Estate Appraisers Underway

Illinois licensed real estate appraisers are encouraged to complete the Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey. The voluntary survey is being conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign on behalf of the Division of Real Estate (the “DRE“) at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("IDFPR").

QUIGLEY LEADS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH ILLINOIS ELECTION OFFICIALS ON REMAINING HACKING THREATS & WAYS...

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a Member on the House Intelligence Committee, led a press conference with Illinois election officials on the need to harden our defenses against election hacking. Rep. Quigley was joined by the Illinois State Board of Elections, Cook County Clerk’s Office, the DuPage County Election Commission, and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Click here to watch the press conference in its entirety.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Charges Suburban Mortgage Brokers with Fraud for Allegedly Controlling Property Appraisals...

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago has charged two suburban mortgage brokers with fraudulently operating a purportedly independent appraisal management company to control property valuations, and brokering fraudulent loans to finance real estate transactions between themselves and nominees.

Lipinski Celebrates Completion of McCook Reservoir Project That Will Reduce Local Flooding and Help...

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) joined with Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5), officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other area organizations today to officially announce the completion of McCook Reservoir Stage 1, a 3.5 billion gallon section of the McCook Reservoir, part of the MWRD’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP).

Foster Hosts Interfaith Community Forum in Naperville

Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted an interfaith panel discussion on how our communities can effectively oppose hatred, prejudice, and bigotry. More than 200 people were on hand to hear from a panel of local religious leaders and members of the Naperville community.

Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in September

Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September 2017 totaled 13,657 homes sold, down 4.0 percent from 14,223 in September 2016

CHA earns prestigious financial reporting award from Government Finance Officers Association

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in recognition of outstanding accounting and financial reporting and management.

Durbin, Scott, Menendez, Young, Donnelly, Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Children In Federally-Assisted...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Scott (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Todd Young (R-IN), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure.

Davis Announces Litchfield Awarded EDA Grant

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the City of Litchfield has been awarded a $2.1 million infrastructure investment grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Lipinski Announces $2.25 Million Federal Grant for Midway Airport

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Midway Airport a $2.25 million grant to extend a taxiway.

Kinzinger Statement on Great Lakes Basin Rail Proposal

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) responded to the announcement that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) had rejected the Great Lakes Basin Transportation (GLBT) rail line proposal. The rail line would have run through parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Applauding this decision, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:

BOST ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARD FOR INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a grant award to fund the construction of roadway improvements for industrial expansion in Mount Vernon. The project will improve access to allow current industries to ship and receive goods more efficiently, along with improving water service for the area, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region.

QUIGLEY TOURS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILDING UPGRADED WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY RENOVATIONS

This week, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) toured an affordable housing building equipped with energy efficient technology and other measures designed to cut consumers’ energy bills and make the building more comfortable for tenants. He joined Elevate Energy, as well as the building property manager and contractors, to see the facility and discuss energy efficiency and affordability in Chicago.

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $6.5 Million In Federal Funding To Help At-Risk Youth...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded six local community colleges and non-profits in Illinois a total of $6,501,644 million through YouthBuild, a job-training and educational program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. 

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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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Results of Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fee Survey Are Now Available

Findings from Illinois’ Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey are now available online, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). The voluntary survey of Illinois licensed real estate appraisers began in January with assistance from the Office of Real Estate Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign