How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter
Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!
Durbin Questions Trump Administration’s Commitment To Air Safety
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development hearing, questioned Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao about the Trump Administration’s
QUIGLEY RE-INTRODUCES THE “GET THE LEAD OUT OF SCHOOLS ACT” TO ENSURE SAFE DRINKING...
U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act, a bill that requires the EPA to establish a lead contamination testing program for all schools and creates a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.
Print Lipinski Named Chairman of Congressional Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today announced that Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will serve as chairman of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.
Davis Named Ranking Member for Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today was named Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.). As a subcommittee ranking member, Davis will be a leader in helping craft a national infrastructure package President Trump
Lipinski Named Chairman of Congressional Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today announced that Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will serve as chairman of the Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
CHA, BPI ANNOUNCE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN LANDMARK GAUTREAUX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE
Parties in the landmark Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority federal lawsuit, which sought to end systematic racial discrimination in Chicago’s public housing and which changed public housing policy for families of color across the nation, today announced a proposed settlement in the case.
Durbin, Duckworth, Emanuel Announce $1.48 Million For CTA Red Line Improvements
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced $1,480,000 in federal funding to support improvements for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Red Line. The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will support the planning of the proposed extension of the Red Line, connecting the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal to 130th Street.
Durbin, Duckworth To EPA: Don’t Weaken Coal Ash Rule
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to not weaken the federal regulation for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or “coal ash”, which protects drinking water, human health, and the environment.
Chicago Housing Authority residents to benefit from expanded counseling grant to help them on...
Research has shown that public housing residents who complete college are more likely to become economically self-sufficient. Now, a new grant will provide more help as they strive to achieve their higher education goals.
Kreg Allison Recognized with Special Achievement Award
The Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE) honored Kreg Allison, the Director of the Division of Real Estate (DRE) for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), with a special achievement award in recognition of his commitment
CHA Board approves funding to support development of Southbridge – formerly Harold Ickes Homes
The CHA Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved up to $24.8 million in funding for the first two development phases at Southbridge, a contemporary mixed-use, mixed-income community on the footprint of the former Harold Ickes Homes.
Chicago Housing Authority residents to receive payments for utility expenses
Current and former Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) residents will receive payments of up to $6.675 million as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by six current and former public housing residents.
Rights and Responsibilities of Condo Association Board Members Now Available
SPRINGFIELD -- (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Division of Real Estate (DRE) recently published the “Rights and Responsibilities of Association Board Members” to clearly explain the legal responsibilities of condominium and common interest community property boards.
New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; takes additional bill...
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.