Illinois Builder/Developer Named 2009 Chair of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council

Chicago, IL - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Tom Stephani, MIRM, a custom home builder/developer and consultant from Crystal Lake, Ill., was named chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales & Marketing Council (NSMC) board of trustees during the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last month.

Jones Lang LaSalle receives accolades for innovation and growth

Chicago, IL - January 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Jones Lang LaSalle was recently honored by Commercial Property News when Chief Executive Officer Colin Dyer was named Innovator of the Year. CPN’s Executive of the Year Awards are given “for creativity and unique contributions to the commercial real estate industry in the past year.”

Durbin Discusses Foreclosure Crisis, Mortgage Bankruptcy Reform with Housing Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Shaun Donovan, President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), today, where he discussed the foreclosure crisis with the nominee and confirmed Donovan’s support of Durbin’s Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act, a bill that will allow homeowners at risk of foreclosure to alter the terms of their mortgages in bankruptcy

IHG ranked #1 for fifth straight year in the Hotel & Motel Category of...

ATLANTA, IL - January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, has garnered the #1 ranking among all hotel companies in the 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine's 30th Annual Franchise 500® in the Hotel & Motel Category. IHG has held the top spot in the category since 2005.

Agreement Reached With One of the Country’s Biggest Mortgage Lenders on Bankruptcy Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), with Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) announced that an agreement was reached with Citigroup today, on legislation that will allow homeowners at risk of foreclosure to alter the terms of their mortgages in bankruptcy

Governor Blagojevich Announces Good Samaritan Initiative to Help Restore Heat During the Winter

CHICAGO, IL - January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help Illinoisans heat their homes during the national recession, Governor Rod Blagojevich today launched the Good Samaritan Initiative for the 2009 winter season.

Durbin Introduces Bill to Stem Record Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act, announcing that its passage is a top priority this year. Durbin's bill could help millions of at-risk homeowners prevent foreclosures by allowing them to modify the terms of their mortgages in bankruptcy proceedings.

Governor Blagojevich Announces $2 Million in Grants to Help Persons with Disabilities Stay in...

CHICAGO, IL - January 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Illinois is investing an additional $2 million to support the Home Modification Program, a statewide program that adds ramps, chair lifts and other features to homes so low-income seniors and residents with disabilities can continue to live in their communities, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced.

Department on Aging Warns Seniors to Prepare Homes and Get Flu Shots in Preparation...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — To prepare for this year’s cold winter weather, Illinois Department on Aging Director Charles D....

Durbin Holds Hearing on Looming Foreclosure Crisis in Illinois and Nationwide

CHICAGO, IL - December 04, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin brought the Senate Appropriations Committee to Illinois today in order to...

Governor Blagojevich Renews Call for Foreclosure Protections for Illinois Homeowners

Governor Partners with Sen. Collins and Rep. Hamos to Introduce Foreclosure Moratorium of up to Three-months for Homeowners that Enter Counseling CHICAGO, IL - November...

Realtor Good Neighbor Awards Winners are Committed to Their Communities

CHICAGO, IL - October 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Realtors® feel strongly about giving back to their communities, volunteering countless hours to people and...

Blagojevich Administration Recognizes Volunteers for 27th Annual Governor’s Home Town Awards

Village of Mundelein Wins 2008 Governor’s Cup for Creation of Youth After School Program SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 21, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Hundreds of...

Ask Roskam: Financial Security

DuPage, IL - October 15, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Throughout my first term in Congress I have regularly used conference calls, local town hall...

Durbin Urges Federal Agencies to Use Newly Granted Powers to Prevent Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 06, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter today asking the heads of the...


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.



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