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Housing & Development

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $284,200 In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development In Fulton And...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $284,200 in federal funding for projects in Fulton and Knox Counties to support rural community development projects. Today’s funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, will provide assistance to construct a new township building and install a new storm siren

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF SCOTT PRUITT AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a vice-chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

City’s Launch of New Website First Step in Marketing Initiative

As part of a multi-prong marketing initiative to advance the image and promote the reputation of West Chicago as a dynamic city in which to live, work, play and invest, the City of West Chicago has launched a new website that provides a fresh, visually appealing design in addition to increasing its functionality through improved navigation and other user friendly features

Rush Challenges Dakota Access Pipeline Officials on Alleged Violations of Tribal Lands; And Calls...

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) issued the following statement during an Energy Subcommittee Hearing on “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion”, where he serves as Ranking Member. The Congressman noted that the federal government must embark on a path of upgrading the nation’s energy infrastructure that it is done “in a way that is responsible, environmentally-conscious, and takes into account the rights and interests of impacted communities.”

QUIGLEY INTRODUCES BOTANICAL SCIENCES BILL TO SUPPORT BIODIVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY OF AMERICA’S ECOSYSTEMS

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, introduced the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act to support the botanical science capacity of the federal government.

Congresswoman Kelly To Host Housing Expo

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Housing Expo on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th Street, Lansing. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for a loan modification and to learn about foreclosure prevention, first-time homebuyer programs, and how to appeal property taxes. Banks and agencies, including Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), Wells Fargo, Chase, BMO, and more will be on hand to assist homeowners and tenants.

Foster Hosts Teletown Hall on Trump’s Executive Orders

This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted a teletown hall on the Trump Administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, refugees, and the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. Over 4,000 people from the 11th District participated in the discussion

Lipinski Introduces “Buy American” Bill to Boost Job Creation and Ensure Taxpayer Dollars are...

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) introduced the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017 to create American jobs, promote the domestic manufacturing industry, increase transparency and accountability in government procurement, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in the U.S. whenever practicable.

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $4 Million In Federal Funding For Rural Community Development...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $4,198,600 in federal funding for projects in Clay, Crawford, Edgar, Marion, Moultrie, Richland, and Pulaski Counties to support rural community development projects. Today’s funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative Grant, will provide assistance to benefit public safety, water infrastructure, local VFWs, mental health facilities, and more.

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT RESOLUTIONS ATTACKING CLEAN WATER & AIR

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement on Congress’ consideration of House resolutions that would revoke existing federal rules that protect the environment and support American businesses

Governor Announces IDVA receives $4.173 M Federal Funding

Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) has awarded the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) $4.173 million dollars to reimburse funds spent for the new water treatment facility at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy (IVHQ). The scope of the work included repair, replacement and upgrades to the domestic water system at the Illinois Veterans Home in order to treat the water with chemicals and heat, and to eliminate non-circulating plumbing.

CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY 2017 MOVING TO WORK ANNUAL PLAN APPROVED BY HUD

Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. announced today that CHA’s 2017 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), allowing the agency to move forward with its proposals outlined in the Plan

IEMA, ALAIL Release Video to Help Real Estate Agents Inform Home Buyers about Radon...

Real estate professionals and home sellers in Illinois have a new tool to help them meet state legal requirements regarding radon in homes. A three-minute video developed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) is now available to ensure home buyers receive information about radon as required by the Illinois Radon Awareness Act.

Congressman Hultgren Named to Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Overseeing Fannie and Freddie, Flood Insurance

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14), member of the House Financial Services Committee, today was named to the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance which has jurisdiction over flood insurance including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, public and private housing, urban development and terrorism risk insurance. Rep. Hultgren was also elevated as Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment.

Illinois Leading Nation in Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Illinois continues to lead the nation in LEED green building. The 2016 national rankings placed Illinois third on the annual list, making Illinois one of only two states to remain in the top ten since the list began in 2010. The annual list highlights states throughout the country that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year.

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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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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

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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