Scavenger Sale Registration Opens, Pappas Announces

For Properties with Two Years of Unpaid Taxes since 1987 CHICAGO, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration continues through December 13 for participation in the 2007...

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Illinois Residents Affected by Tornadoes, Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve Preston, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that low-interest disaster loans will be made available to...

Groundbreaking First in Sustainability Services for Jones Lang LaSalle

Global real estate services firm acquires Upstream, the UK's leading real estate sustainability services practice CHICAGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle today announced...

RealtyBid.com Named America’s #1 Real Estate Team by The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends...

RAINBOW CITY, Ala., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RealtyBid.com has been named America's top real estate team in transaction sides by The Wall Street Journal,...

‘Discover Why This Mortgage Industry Professional is MASSIVELY Increasing His Marketing ‘Budget’ in an...

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen to the conventional wisdom, you'd believe the mortgage industry was "dead in the water" and any...

Mayors and Civic Leaders Work Together on Housing for the Future

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suburban leaders in the Chicago region have examined housing trends in their communities and are making plans today to...

First Industrial Realty Trust to Build a State-of-the-Art 600,000 Square-Foot Distribution Facility for Rust-Oleum...

Facility To Anchor New 'First Park Kenosha' Serving Chicago/Milwaukee Market CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR), a leading provider...

Apartments.com Awards $20,000 to Pin-Up Art Enthusiast

America's Votes Select Brenda Janish as Grand Prize Winner in Apartments.com Possession Obsession Contest CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartments.com today announced the Grand Prize...

Blagojevich Administration officials cut ribbon on groundbreaking program to help disabled, homeless veterans

Pilot program looks to provide permanent housing, medical assistance and job training for disabled vets MANTENO – As Veterans Day nears, Blagojevich Administration officials today...

Pappas Calls on Mortgage Companies to Rescind “Frightening” Letters to Homeowners, and Apologize

And Demands the Companies Pay Taxes on Escrow Counts as Law Requires CHICAGO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today called on...

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,...

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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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New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides no benefit to the public and discourages business creation and growth.