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Pappas Says Mortgage Companies Try to Frighten Homeowners into Sending Bills to Them

With Misleading Claim About $5 fee Companies Should Pay CHICAGO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mortgage companies must pay property taxes out of escrow accounts on...

New Illinois Law to Help Protect Homeowners From Foreclosures

AARP-Backed Law Will Toughen Standards for Mortgage Brokers Takes Aim at Consumer Protections from Predatory Loans CHICAGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of...

Governor Blagojevich signs anti-predatory lending law, announces borrower outreach initiative to help fight foreclosures

Statewide ban on predatory mortgage products, counseling and face-to-face lenders’ meetings will help families keep their homes SPRINGFIELD – As the nation’s foreclosure rate continues...

Revenue Department reports record high number of taxpayers filed online in 2007

E-Filing saved state $3.7 million in processing expenses SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) today announced a record high number of taxpayers chose...

Survey Indicates Majority of Renters Do Not Carry Renters Insurance

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Car owners know that they must have insurance to drive and homeowners carry coverage to protect their possessions, however,...

A few ways to deal with leaping taxes

Your real estate tax assessment shows another jump. Used to be, we suffered from creeping taxes -- now it's leaping taxes. Two of our...

Illinois Median Sale Price Up 0.8 Percent to $200,000 in September

Home Sales Down from a Year Ago SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Consumer sentiment and the degree of optimism they express in terms of...

The Place/BV Student Housing Fund Announces Recent National Investments Worth Over $80 Million

ATLANTA and CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Place/BV Student Housing Fund, LLC, a real estate investment fund focused on the acquisition and development...

Governor Blagojevich reminds seniors and residents with disabilities about winter heating assistance grants

Priority households advised to apply now before extreme cold hits Illinois; To apply visit www.liheapillinois.com or call 1-877-411-WARM CHICAGO – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today...

Contrarian Chicago Entrepreneur Reveals the SECRET ‘Phenomenon’ That Made Him as Much Income in...

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Listening to the pundits you'd believe America was in for another recession ... and maybe it is ... BUT...

Sheldon Good & Company CEO Steven Good, First Commercial REALTOR(R) to Address Annual TX...

Speaker for National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) Commercial Division Just Named 2008 Vice Chair of NAR's Commercial Alliance Committee CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven L....

Plan Now for Your Family’s Safe Escape

PELLA, Iowa, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping a home safe and protecting loved ones is an expectation many Americans take for granted. Too often...

Marquette Bank Invests $4 Million in Its South Side Location

Renovated Main Bank building officially dedicated; Improvements to deliver conveniences and community resources to south side neighborhoods Plans also announced for new housing foundation serving...

Bridge Finance Group Provides $23.4 Million Funding Package to Help Madison-Kipp Corporation Expand Operations

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Finance Group announced the completion of a $12 million revolver, and an $8.4 million term loan/capital expenditure line...

Real estate agent sued over home transaction

An area real estate agent is being sued for questionable practices in the sale of a Warrenville townhome. Martha Lopez is accused of purposely listing...

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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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Rush Sponsors H.R. 2479, LIFT America Act to Invest in Illinois...

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), who serves as Ranking Member on the Energy Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, helped draft infrastructure legislation to bring federal funding to Illinois’ roads,bridges and much more. The Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act, (H.R. 2479) includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction that address broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure

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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