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New loan to help first-time IL homebuyers Home Start advances $8,000 federal tax...

CHICAGO, IL - July 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- First-time homebuyers in Illinois now have an opportunity to take advantage of current low-interest rates and decreasing home prices under an innovative new program offered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). The Illinois Home Start Loan Program allows hundreds of residents to achieve the dream of homeownership through a new 30-year fixed rate loan, and an advance loan on the federal tax credit created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Gov. Blagojevich urges seniors and disabled persons to sign-up for Illinois Cares Rx and...

CHICAGO - Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today is urging older adults and people with disabilities to apply for Illinois Cares Rx and Circuit Breaker...

Scavenger Sale Registration Opens, Pappas Announces

For Properties with Two Years of Unpaid Taxes since 1987 CHICAGO, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration continues through December 13 for participation in the 2007...

Revenue Department reports record high number of taxpayers filed online in 2007

E-Filing saved state $3.7 million in processing expenses SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) today announced a record high number of taxpayers chose...

A few ways to deal with leaping taxes

Your real estate tax assessment shows another jump. Used to be, we suffered from creeping taxes -- now it's leaping taxes. Two of our...

Illinois school reform a taxing situation

MOLINE, Illinois -- Ask Moline superintendent Dr. Cal Lee about school funding, and he puts it clearly. "Property tax is an unfair method for funding...

Property tax is very flawed

Property taxes are an imperfect way to tax people. Just how unfair property taxes can be was on display earlier this week in the story...

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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.