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...

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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CHA’s outstanding work in Section 3 program prompts HUD to waive...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived the final year of a five-year agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority because of the agency’s outstanding performance and commitment to enhancing the Section 3 program that provides job and contracting opportunities to public housing residents.