The Illinois state legislature passed the Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814) last week, which sets the state on a path to 25 percent renewables by 2025, including potentially thousands of megawatts of new solar.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Congressional Black Caucus today voiced their objections to Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” advertising option that allows housing advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups in marketing and promotion, in a letter to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that campsite reservations are now available at southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Reservations can be made for dates within the window of Aug. 14 – 27, 2017
In an effort to increase transparency and provide the public with a quick and easy method to verify the authenticity of a professional’s certificate of licensure, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is now including a unique quick response (QR) code for all professions within the Divisions of Professional Regulation and Real Estate. When the QR code is scanned using a QR reader application from any mobile device, the latest license information from IDFPR’s database will be displayed, including licensure status. The QR code announcement is the latest from IDFPR in their ongoing efforts to modernize the state’s regulatory agency.
Senate FY17 Energy & Water Bill Includes Kirk-Driven Provisions to Boosts Supercomputer Development, Strengthens Illinois Waterway Infrastructure; Bill Funds National Labs, Waterway Infrastructure, Cybersecurity Improvements
An alternative to the paper license pocket card is now available for the majority of licensed professionals regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). An estimated 1.1 million active licensees within the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) and the Division of Real Estate (DRE) may now choose to store an electronic license pocket card on their smartphone or tablet.
House hunting continues to move in a digital direction, and the ability to pursue property listings online certainly makes the home-search process simpler. Nonetheless, RE/MAX advises buyers to review online listings with their limitations as well as their benefits in mind
Groupon Director of Editorial Content Joins Agent Publishing as Editor-in-Chief / Vice President of...
Agent Publishing, the country’s dominant hyper-local B2B real estate media company, has announced John Thomas, 50, has joined the firm as editor-in-chief and vice president of content strategy.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today questioning this month’s Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) planning resource auction that resulted in significantly higher electricity capacity prices for central and southern Illinois. Congressmen Mike Bost (R, Illinois-12) and Rodney Davis (R, Illinois-13) joined Shimkus on the letter
U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) spoke on the House Floor this afternoon in support of S. 535. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 is a bipartisan energy bill to conserve energy, save Americans money and create jobs. Below is a transcript of Rush’s remarks and a link to the video.
Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) joined Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-CT) today to announce that they are introducing identical bipartisan bills in the Senate and House encouraging and expanding the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) in federal government buildings
EUGENE, OR - July 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The IDX, Inc. team eagerly announces today the addition of Dawn Dause with ReMax Ultimate Professionals, to the growing list of elite rank real estate professionals choosing to integrate customized IDX Broker search tools into their websites. Operating out of Shorewood, Illinois, Dause’s site visitors will now be able to browse a plethora of listings within the Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), using innovative Internet Data Exchange (IDX) search tools and functions. The addition of this custom IDX Broker product will offer potential home buyers a more personalized and intimate online property search experience by allowing them to specify their criteria in great detail.
Chicago, IL - July 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- HomeFinder.com, a leader in digital marketing solutions for real estate agents and online real estate, today announced that it is teaming up with the CENTURY 21 System to support Easter Seals. For every CENTURY 21 agent who enters the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes through August 16, 2013, HomeFinder.com will donate $1 to Easter Seals*, which provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs, as well as support to their families
Chicago, IL - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- HomeFinder.com, Chicago-based digital real estate search site, recently partnered with a local food truck to offer free lunch to the area’s most in-demand developers, marketers and sales professionals, in exchange for checking out opportunities at a self-proclaimed “grown-up startup.” The event kicked off HomeFinder.com’s 2013 recruitment efforts and provided lunch recipients a glimpse into the company’s creative thinking and fun culture
EUGENE, OR - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. announces Chicago, Illinois Realtor Chris Stefani has become the latest real estate professional to adopt a customizable IDX solution. By adding the unique IDX Broker software to his D’Aprile Properties, LLC website, Stefani has forever changed the way he does business and communicates with his clients online. As a member of the Midwest Real Estate Data MLS (MRED), Stefani’s IDX-enabled website now extracts raw listing data from MRED and seamlessly integrates it onto his search pages. Thousands of Illinois property listings are now easily accessible to home seekers through Stefani’s comprehensive online real estate resource