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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Leased Dollar General

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 1107 N Santa Fe Avenue in Princeville, Illinois for $1,145,681.

Illinois home sales dip in December, but 2016 housing market ends on a high...

Despite a dip in home sales in December, both sales and median prices finished in positive territory in 2016, closing out a year marked by tight housing inventories and continued strong consumer demand, according to Illinois REALTORS


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. today announced the CHA is partnering with several Chicago-area developers to bring a proposed mixed-income and mixed-use development to the Rogers Park neighborhood that includes affordable and market rate housing, a “flexible-format” Target store, and an upgraded community room and open space for residents of CHA’s Caroline Hedger Apartments for seniors on Sheridan Road near Devon Avenue

Governor Rauner Signs Lead Testing Bill

Governor Bruce Rauner joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson, State Sen. Steans and state agency directors today signed Senate Bill 550, legislation to protect Illinois children from possible exposure to lead in drinking water. "Today is about our future, about making sure our students are not exposed to lead poisoning," said Governor Rauner. "This shows what is possible when we work together. It is a step in protecting our children from the devastating effects of lead exposure.”

IDNR announces $3.6 Million in Land and Water Conservation Grants

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that more than $3.6 million in federal grant funding has been approved for local governments to purchase land to be used for public access and recreation.  Funding for the program is made available through the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Rush Reelected as Ranking Member of Energy

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) was unanimously reelected by his colleagues to continue his service as the Ranking Democratic Member on the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of PNC Bank Ground Lease in the Lincoln Park...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant core located PNC Bank Ground Lease located at 1640 W Fullerton Avenue in Chicago, IL for $6,000,000. The Property is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, one of Chicago’s wealthiest and most expensive communities with average single-family home prices of approximately one million dollars.


U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement after being named Vice-Chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)

Davis, Delaney Introduce Infrastructure Bank Bill

U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and John Delaney (D-Md.) today introduced the Partnership to Build America Act, which creates a fund to provide financing to state and local governments for new infrastructure projects. This legislation encourages public-private partnerships and uses bond sales to finance the fund.

Chicago Area Selected as Study Site for 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition

An area adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River has been selected as the study site in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 15th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition – based in reality with certain details changed for the purposes of the challenge – ­provides both full- and part-time graduate-level student teams the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of a real, large-scale site.

Representative Rush Praises Release of Department of Energy’s Latest Quadrennial Energy Review, and Will...

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) commended the Department of Energy for releasing its second Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) entitled “Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System”. This report focuses on increasing economic value and ensuring consumer equity, enabling a clean electricity future and ensuring electricity system reliability, security and resilience

Durbin Announces $1.3 Million In HUD Funding For Illinois Housing And Community Development

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that five communities in Illinois will receive a total of $1,354,321 in grant funding through the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators (SC) Grant Program. This federal grant program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of public housing and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs.

100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars return for “Take Flight: Staying the Course”

Despite the cold, 100 collegians gathered at the Chicago Housing Authority today to “check in” after their Fall semester to explore internship and employment opportunities for the summer

CHA helps 100 public housing college students connect with local reps offering job opportunities

About 100 Chicago Housing Authority college scholars will return to CHA this week for “Take Flight: Staying the Course.” Staying the Course is a check-in event designed to help CHA students in college stay connected with those who provide internship and employment opportunities.

Governor Rauner Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Extend the Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Executive Director Audra Hamernik today applauded Governor Bruce Rauner for signing Senate Bill 2921, legislation that preserves an incentive for private investment in affordable housing throughout Illinois by extending the Affordable Housing Tax Credit for an additional five years.


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.


CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., to discuss progress report as agency releases...

The year 2016 was a year of success and innovation at the Chicago Housing Authority, as the agency ramped up development activity, accelerated innovative resident services programming and utilized its Moving to Work (MTW) status to meet the needs of the community.

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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