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CHA, BPI ANNOUNCE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN LANDMARK GAUTREAUX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE

Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which sought to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing and which changed public housing policy for families of color across the nation, today announced a proposed settlement in the case.

Durbin, Duckworth, Emanuel Announce $1.48 Million For CTA Red Line Improvements

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced $1,480,000 in federal funding to support improvements for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Red Line. The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will support the planning of the proposed extension of the Red Line, connecting the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal to 130th Street.

Durbin, Duckworth To EPA: Don’t Weaken Coal Ash Rule

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to not weaken the federal regulation for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or “coal ash”, which protects drinking water, human health, and the environment. 
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Chicago Housing Authority residents to benefit from expanded counseling grant to help them on...

Research has shown that public housing residents who complete college are more likely to become economically self-sufficient. Now, a new grant will provide more help as they strive to achieve their higher education goals.
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Kreg Allison Recognized with Special Achievement Award

The Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE) honored Kreg Allison, the Director of the Division of Real Estate (DRE) for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), with a special achievement award in recognition of his commitment

CHA Board approves funding to support development of Southbridge – formerly Harold Ickes Homes

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.
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Chicago Housing Authority residents to receive payments for utility expenses

Current and former Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) residents will receive payments of up to $6.675 million as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by six current and former public housing residents.
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Rights and Responsibilities of Condo Association Board Members Now Available

SPRINGFIELD -- (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Division of Real Estate (DRE) recently published the “Rights and Responsibilities of Association Board Members” to clearly explain the legal responsibilities of condominium and common interest community property boards.

New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; takes additional bill...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides no benefit to the public and discourages business creation and growth.
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For CHA kids, it’s “Back to School” at Brookfield Zoo for sixth year in...

Students from the Chicago Housing Authority will enjoy one final summer extravaganza before getting back to work, courtesy of Brookfield Zoo and Pangea Real Estate. Some 400 CHA kids between the ages of five and 12 will participate

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

CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive final year of...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived the final year of a five-year agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority because of the agency’s outstanding performance and commitment to enhancing the Section 3 program that provides job and contracting opportunities to public housing residents.

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").

Reps from AT&T, BMO Harris, Microsoft to talk career opportunities with 100 CHA college...

Representatives and college recruiters from big-name corporate organizations - including AT&T, BMO Harris and Microsoft - will network with 100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars and discuss career opportunities

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Steady

Fewer homes selling for fewer days at slightly higher prices has been the mantra for many areas in the housing market this year.  This trend continues in this area with slight variations. Housing data for November shows the number of new listings fell from the same period in 2016, while houses under contact rose at a similar rate, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

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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, BPI ANNOUNCE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN LANDMARK GAUTREAUX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE

Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which sought to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing and which changed public housing policy for families of color across the nation, today announced a proposed settlement in the case.