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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
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.
Customary & Reasonable Fee Survey for Real Estate Appraisers Underway
Illinois licensed real estate appraisers are encouraged to complete the Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey. The voluntary survey is being conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign on behalf of the Division of Real Estate (the “DRE“) at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("IDFPR").
Illinois home prices increase in November; Sales hold steady
Illinois home sales remained largely flat while the statewide median price shifted slightly higher in November as the market moved into the traditionally slower holiday season, according to Illinois REALTORS®
QUIGLEY LEADS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH ILLINOIS ELECTION OFFICIALS ON REMAINING HACKING THREATS & WAYS...
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a Member on the House Intelligence Committee, led a press conference with Illinois election officials on the need to harden our defenses against election hacking. Rep. Quigley was joined by the Illinois State Board of Elections, Cook County Clerk’s Office, the DuPage County Election Commission, and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Click here to watch the press conference in its entirety.
U.S. Attorney’s Office Charges Suburban Mortgage Brokers with Fraud for Allegedly Controlling Property Appraisals...
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago has charged two suburban mortgage brokers with fraudulently operating a purportedly independent appraisal management company to control property valuations, and brokering fraudulent loans to finance real estate transactions between themselves and nominees.
Lipinski Celebrates Completion of McCook Reservoir Project That Will Reduce Local Flooding and Help...
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) joined with Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5), officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other area organizations today to officially announce the completion of McCook Reservoir Stage 1, a 3.5 billion gallon section of the McCook Reservoir, part of the MWRD’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP).
Illinois home sales inched slightly higher in October
Statewide home sales shifted back into positive territory in October following several months of declines and median prices continued to make year-over-year gains, according to Illinois REALTORS®.
Bicentennial contest celebrates Illinois, provides scholarship opportunities for students
Twenty-three Illinois high school students will have the chance to win a total of $12,000 in scholarship money in an essay contest celebrating Illinois' 200th birthday in 2018. Illinois REALTORS® is sponsoring the contest which seeks essays written on a theme of "Home Is Where the Heart Is."
Foster Hosts Interfaith Community Forum in Naperville
Last night, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hosted an interfaith panel discussion on how our communities can effectively oppose hatred, prejudice, and bigotry. More than 200 people were on hand to hear from a panel of local religious leaders and members of the Naperville community.
Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in September
Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September 2017 totaled 13,657 homes sold, down 4.0 percent from 14,223 in September 2016