Kinzinger Statement on Great Lakes Basin Rail Proposal

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) responded to the announcement that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) had rejected the Great Lakes Basin Transportation (GLBT) rail line proposal. The rail line would have run through parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Applauding this decision, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:

BOST ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARD FOR INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a grant award to fund the construction of roadway improvements for industrial expansion in Mount Vernon. The project will improve access to allow current industries to ship and receive goods more efficiently, along with improving water service for the area, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region.

North Shore And Barrington Area Housing Market Sales Up

Sales across the United States are pointing to a national trend in real estate: a shift to a predominantly seller’s market.  Nearly two years into a market where the number of houses for sale has steadily dropped and the median sales price has increased, shortages in new construction continue.

QUIGLEY TOURS AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILDING UPGRADED WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY RENOVATIONS

This week, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) toured an affordable housing building equipped with energy efficient technology and other measures designed to cut consumers’ energy bills and make the building more comfortable for tenants. He joined Elevate Energy, as well as the building property manager and contractors, to see the facility and discuss energy efficiency and affordability in Chicago.
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased Three-Tenant Property in Chicago MSA

(Northbrook, IL- August 25, 2017) - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a fully...

Illinois home prices show solid gains in July; Sales decline

Illinois homes sold faster and for more money in July, but lower housing inventory drove year-over-year sales lower, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in July 2017 totaled 15,677 homes sold, down 4.3 percent from 16,375 in July 2016.

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $6.5 Million In Federal Funding To Help At-Risk Youth...

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded six local community colleges and non-profits in Illinois a total of $6,501,644 million through YouthBuild, a job-training and educational program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. 
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CHA celebrates National Senior Citizens Day with “A Day of Service” at its agency...

The staff of the Chicago Housing Authority will pay tribute to its senior population with a “Day of Service” to those residing in all of its senior apartment buildings across the city of Chicago. A media availability will be from 1-3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Flannery Apartments, 1531 N. Clybourn Ave.
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For CHA kids, it’s “Back to School” at Brookfield Zoo for the fifth year...

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
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New Illinois Condo Owner’s Handbook Now Available Online

Illinois condominium owners now have a comprehensive, educational guide at their fingertips thanks to a recently compiled handbook by the Illinois Condominium and Common Interest Community (CCIC) Ombudsperson, Adrienne Levatino. The Condo Unit Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook provides an unbiased, objective look at Illinois law governing condominium unit owners and marks the kick-off of the Ombudsperson’s educational program aimed at informing condo owners of their rights and responsibilities.

Rush Introduces Three Bills to Address Key Issue Areas

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced three new bills that focus on key issues of the energy sector, credit reporting and home loan lenders. Rush introduced H.R. 3540, the Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2017, H.R. 3538, the Mortgage Sale Transparency Act of 2017 and H.R. 3539, the Mugshots Elimination Act of 2017.

CHA continues “Year of the Senior” with annual Senior Music Fest series Today

More than 500 seniors are expected to attend the first of two Senior Summer Music Festivals sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., today, Friday, July 28, 2017, at Ada S. McKinley Apartments, 661 E. 69th St

Durbin, Grassley, Duckworth, Bost Press HUD OIG To Complete Investigation Into Cairo Housing Crisis

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL-12) today called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to complete its investigation into the mismanagement at the Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) in Cairo, Illinois as soon as possible and make its findings public. In a bipartisan letter to Acting Inspector General Helen Albert, the members warned that while the OIG’s investigation is ongoing, hundreds of tenants in Cairo are being forced out of their housing units due to years of negligence and mismanagement by ACHA administrators.

North Shore and Barrington Area Housing Market Show Growth

As the second quarter of 2017 ends, the North Shore-Barrington housing market shows an increase in new listings, median and average sales prices. Housing data for June also shows continued growth for closed sales and houses under contract, according to the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR).

Construction begins on international mega-science experiment to understand neutrinos

With the turning of a shovelful of earth a mile underground, a new era in international particle physics research officially began today. In a unique groundbreaking ceremony held this afternoon at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, a group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers from around the world marked the start of construction of a massive international experiment that could change our understanding of the universe.

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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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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