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Community Development Financial Institutions Program

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program was established by the Reigle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 to use federal resources...

Treasury Secretary Paulson & CDFI Fund Director Reed to Announce FY 2007 CDFI Program...

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. will travel to Chicago Friday to discuss the importance of trade and investment for U.S. job creation and...

When Helping People Achieve the American Dream Becomes a Personal Nightmare: NAR Observes Realtor(R)...

CHICAGO , Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Would you welcome a complete stranger into your home or get into a car alone with someone you...

Fox Valley hasn’t been seriously impacted by cut in housing jobs

Housing-related job cuts have climbed to new levels, reflecting the soft underbelly of the real estate industry's progress at reversing sputtering home sales, according...

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...

Prelicensing course offered

The Real Estate Institute offers "Real Estate Transactions #101," a 45-credit hour prelicensing course required before being able to take the Illinois Real Estate...

How to decide whether a will or a living trust best for you

When engaging in the estate planning process, one of the threshold issues is whether to have a will or a living trust as your...

Schillerstrom: Give home rule a chance…

While the DuPage County Board may have the authority to invoke home rule, it's uncertain if divided leaders will ever get to that point.Chairman...

Prime Group Realty TrustAcquires Interest in Extended Stay Hotels

CHICAGO -- Prime Group Realty Trust (NYSE: PGEPRB) (the “Company”) announced today that on June 29, 2007 the Company, through its wholly-owned qualified REIT...

Law firm offers new choice for clients

Attorney Jeremy Karlin, shareholder with the Galesburg law firm of Stoerzbach Morrison P.C., has received certification as a mediator in family law cases in...

Older homes’ appeal growing

Real estate agents sold 561 homes built before 1940 in 2006, 87 more than they did in 2005, according to the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors. Old home sales in 2006 were at the highest level since 1999 when agents sold 490 pre-1940s homes.

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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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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