Noted political observer Paul Lisnek to address REALTORS® policy group

Dr. Paul M. Lisnek, an award-winning television host and anchor of "Politics Tonight" on CLTV and the on-air political analyst for WGN-TV.

Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members of the media are invited to attend the IAR Fall Conference & Expo to meet with Illinois real estate professionals and REALTOR® association leaders and gain perspective on the market and industry trends. Media may attend any session. Find a complete schedule and additional information at

FEMA Mitigation Outreach June 10 Through June 16

AURORA, IL - June 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Individuals who sustained damages during the recent severe weather can gain valuable information about repairing and rebuilding their damaged property in a stronger, safer and smarter way by visiting one of the FEMA mitigation teams located at home improvement centers throughout the area.

Free Advice on Rebuilding Stronger, Safer, Smarter

CHICAGO, IL - May 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If your home was damaged by the spring floods and you are beginning to make repairs, you can get advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter.

State Targets Peoria to Promote Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Help

PEORIA - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State and city officials today announced Governor Pat Quinn’s plans to bring affordable homebuying options and foreclosure prevention relief to Peoria residents. The state’s housing finance agency, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will host a comprehensive housing event on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center to give area residents direct access to state programs that can help homebuyers buy a home affordably or assist current homeowners to save their homes from foreclosure

Important Tax Deadline for Seniors this Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you’re 65 years old or older and you live in Cook County, there’s an important property tax deadline for you coming up this Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Governor Quinn Encourages Attendance at Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network Event

O’FALLON, IL - July 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of his commitment to affordable housing and foreclosure prevention, Governor Pat Quinn today encouraged Illinois families facing foreclosure to attend the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network’s “Keep Your Home, Illinois” workshop. Held Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in O’Fallon, the workshop will connect struggling homeowners with in-person assistance, resources and knowledge to help them keep their homes.

Department of Human Rights Marks Start of Fair Housing Month

CHICAGO, IL - April 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) teamed up today with the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance to kick-off Fair Housing Month with a discussion about the timely topic of: Opportunity Mapping: because where you live matters. Today’s panel is one of a series of events that will be held around the state as part of Fair Housing Month, which commemorates the 44th anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act. This year also marks the 33rd anniversary of the Illinois Human Rights Act, which is administered by IDHR and bars discrimination in housing

Quigley to Host Senior and Foreclosure Assistance Fairs in Chicago

CHICAGO,IL - October 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced that he will be hosting two service fairs for the community later this month. The Senior Fair and Foreclosure Assistance Fair are both free to the public and will provide essential services to constituents seeking assistance with medical, insurance, or housing issues.

Illinois REALTORS® to gather for education and networking in St. Charles, Oct. 11-13

SPRINGFIELD, IL - August 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- REALTORS® and other real estate professionals from throughout Illinois will gather October 11-13, 2011, for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) 95th Annual Convention and Expo at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

Illinois home sellers to open their doors for REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend June...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Look for the bright blue balloons and open house signs dotting local neighborhoods this weekend as REALTORS® in Illinois and around the country host the nation’s largest open house event, June 4 and 5.

Quigley to Host Housing Information Fair

CHICAGO, IL - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This Saturday, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) will host a Housing Information Fair for constituents to answer questions and assist local families with housing issues including loan modifications, mortgage fraud, and the foreclosure process

Governor Quinn Announces Outreach Event to Help Struggling Homeowners Homeowners can apply onsite...

CHICAGO, IL - August 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- August 15, 2009. In an effort to help struggling homeowners, Governor Pat Quinn today announced an outreach program to give Chicago area homeowners face-to-face guidance when applying for lower mortgage payments through President Obama’s Making Home Affordable Program.

Home Electronics Training in Chicago Area July 12–14

INDIANAPOLIS - June 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will deliver education for electronic systems professionals, both rookie and veteran, at an upcoming event hosted by Capitol Sales Company in the Chicago area July 12–14. CEDIA University (CU) On the Road will travel to the Capitol Sales Learning Institute™ – Regional Outreach event in Itasca, Il., to offer core courses from three CEDIA University colleges. The event will also feature product training from top manufacturers and a certification opportunity from the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA).

Governor Quinn Addresses 2009 National Main Streets Conference

CHICAGO, IL March 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On Monday at the Palmer House Hilton, Governor Pat Quinn spoke to over 1,500 attendees at the Open Plenary Session of the National Main Streets Conference about the importance of historic commercial districts


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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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!