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Quinn Administration Announces Guidelines for State Energy Grants Over $100 Million in Federal Recovery...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - August 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- August 20, 2009. On behalf of Governor Pat Quinn, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today released guidelines for individuals and businesses interested in applying for state energy grants. Last week, Governor Quinn announced that the U.S. Department of Energy had approved Illinois’ State Energy Plan (SEP), which will make over $100 million in federal recovery funding available for grants in Illinois.

Biggert Bill to aid those with Disabilities: House Passes Bill to Renew and Improve...

Washington, DC - July 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) today secured House passage of bipartisan legislation to modernize and expand housing assistance and supports for those with severe disabilities, including mental illnesses. Introduced in March by Biggert, the lead GOP sponsor, and Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-CT-5), H.R. 1675, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009, passed with overwhelming support and now awaits Senate action.

HUD Secretary announces disaster assistance for Illinois storm victims

WASHINGTON, DC - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to six storm-ravaged counties in Illinois and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following last month's severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes.

Durbin Announces $28 Million in HUD Funding for Illinois Communities and Housing Agencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois communities and housing agencies will receive $28,377,761 in grant funding through four programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

United States Senator Roland W. Burris Announces Recovery Act Funding for State of Illinois...

WASHINGTON, D.C - July 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — United States Senator Roland W. Burris today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the State of Illinois with $94,676,979 from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Biggert Introduces High-Performance Building Resolution Measure Supports Greener, More Efficient Buildings

Washington, DC - June 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) joined U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO-3rd) in introducing a resolution recognizing the value of high-performance buildings. The measure, H.Res.492, “Supporting the goals and ideals of High-Performance Building Week,” was introduced late Tuesday. High-Performance Building Week will be June 15 through June 19, 2009.

Bean Discusses State Of Green Economy

Schaumburg, IL - June 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Melissa Bean met with local contractors, builders, green energy developers and environmental advocates at Roosevelt University to discuss the positive impact that energy incentives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are having on the local economy, and to announce the re-introduction of her Green Initiative to provide further incentives.

Governor Quinn Requests Federal Assistance for Several Southern llinois Counties Federal disaster declaration...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - June 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Pat Quinn today requested federal assistance to help people, businesses, local governments and electrical cooperatives recover from a devastating storm that hit parts of southern Illinois on May 8. The storm uprooted thousands of trees, causing widespread power outages and blocking countless roads and highways. At least 260 homes in a five-county area were destroyed or suffered major damage, and storm-related costs to state and local governments and electrical cooperatives are expected to top $26 million

Governor Quinn Announces more than $21 million for Parks and Open Space

SPRINGFIELD, IL - May 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — At the Illinois Association of Park Districts Legislative Conference in Springfield, Governor Pat Quinn announced $21.2 million in grants for 59 park development and land acquisition projects throughout Illinois.

Mayor Daley, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Announce $12.3 Million for O’Hare Runway Work

Chicago, IL - March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Chicago will receive $12,262,589 from the competitive grant portion of the federal economic stimulus program to improve a runway and taxiway at O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Richard M. Daley and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said today.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens Outside of Chicago

March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook has opened, after undergoing a $16 million renovation and conversion from a Radisson.

Governor Quinn Addresses 2009 National Main Streets Conference

CHICAGO, IL March 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On Monday at the Palmer House Hilton, Governor Pat Quinn spoke to over 1,500 attendees at the Open Plenary Session of the National Main Streets Conference about the importance of historic commercial districts

EPA’S Illinois Green Power Partners cut greenhouse gas emissions

Chicago, IL - February 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that its 2008 top-ranking Green Power Partners...

Illinois Builder/Developer Named 2009 Chair of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council

Chicago, IL - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Tom Stephani, MIRM, a custom home builder/developer and consultant from Crystal Lake, Ill., was named chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales & Marketing Council (NSMC) board of trustees during the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last month.

Rebuilding Together and NARI Work Together to Assist Low-Income Homeowners

DES PLAINES, IL and WASHINGTON D.C. – June 12, 2008 – Rebuilding Together, the nation’s lead nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and the...

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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 Board approves funding to support development of Southbridge – formerly...

The CHA Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved up to $24.8 million in funding for the first two development phases at Southbridge, a contemporary mixed-use, mixed-income community on the footprint of the former Harold Ickes Homes.