The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Shopko Hometown

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Shopko Hometown property located at 110 Watters Drive in Dwight, Illinois for $2,115,000.

Kirk Supports Investments to Help Illinois National Labs Compete with China in Supercomputing, Technological...

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today voted to boost funding for cutting-edge research at National Laboratories, including Argonne and Fermilab in Illinois, and to support efforts to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species and improve waterway infrastructure on Illinois’ rivers and lakes. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2017, which now heads to the Senate floor.

Mayor Emanuel, CNA and The John Buck Company Break Ground on New Global Headquarters...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and representatives from The John Buck Company, CNA and Hinshaw & Culbertson today broke ground on 151 North Franklin Street. The 35-story building will create 2,700 construction-related jobs and serve as CNA’s new global headquarters. The company has been based in Chicago for 116 years and the new building will pave the way for it to stay for generations to come.

Illinois REALTORS® to promote state at international real estate conference

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® will send a delegation of members to an international real estate conference in March as part of an ongoing effort to promote cross-border investment in the state.

Net Lease Physicians Immediate Care Property Sold in Chicago

“Medical related properties featuring long term leases with multiple rental escalations continue to be highly sought after amongst the investor community as they provide an inflationary hedge” said Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group.

Kirk, Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate on Ag Priorities

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today discussed his efforts to expand Illinois agricultural exports and honored Donna Jeschke of Grundy County with his Farmer of the Year Award at the Illinois Farm Bureau’s annual meeting, which marked the IFB’s 100th anniversary.

Durbin Announces $1.16 Million Investment In Central Illinois Regional Airport

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

Senate Passes Long-Term Transportation Investment Bill with Kirk Priorities for Illinois

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today helped pass long-term highway and rail bill that invests $6.3 billion in Illinois highways and transit systems over the next three years and includes Kirk-authored legislation to reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and open access to low-interest financing for freight and passenger rail projects.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased Starbucks Property Located in Chicago

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Starbucks property located at 7101 South Stony Island Avenue in Chicago, IL for $1,460,000.

RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Residential Market Moved at...

Luxury homes sold at a faster pace during the first quarter of 2015, January through March, than they did a year earlier in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market. Transaction activity was 16 percent higher for the period, with luxury home sales totaling 378 units. Luxury properties sold during the quarter were also finding buyers more quickly, requiring an average of just 144 days, compared to 158 days during the same period last year, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Metro Chicago Real Estate

Durbin Announces $1.1 Million Investment In Quincy Airport

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

The Boulder Group Arranges Net Leased Walgreens Transaction for $10.7 Million in the Chicago...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a new construction single tenant triple net leased Walgreens property located at the southwest corner of 95th Street and Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn, Illinois for $10,700,000.

Mayor Emanuel And Sprint Announce More Than 300 Jobs And Major Infrastructure Investment Coming...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced a series of investments in Chicago that will bring jobs and infrastructure investments to the city over the next two years. This investment plan – known as Sprint® for Chicago – will bring more than 300 new jobs to neighborhoods throughout Chicago by the end of 2015 and includes the installation of hundreds of new cell sites and an expected investment of $45 million in its network infrastructure between now and the end of 2016.

Hultgren Supports Tax Credit for Local Short Line Freight Railroads

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2015 (H.R. 721), which extends a tax credit of 50 cents for every dollar spent on track improvements, leveraging private sector investment into Illinois and national infrastructure.


Chicago Housing Authority announced today it is set to begin the next phase of renovations for Altgeld Gardens –Murray Homes Development on the city’s Far South Side. CHA is in the midst of multi-phased rehab of the housing development that will improve housing options for thousands of families. This is part of CHA’s plan to invest $240M in 2015 to build affordable housing units across the City on top of the $135M spent last year to develop affordable housing for low-income families and seniors.


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.



The Sky’s the Limit as Realtors® Gather in Chicago

The National Association of Realtors® kicks off its annual conference in Chicago today with a focus on education and opportunity. More than 20,000 Realtors® and guests from around the world are expected to attend the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which runs through November 6 at McCormick Place convention center.

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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