Governor Quinn Launches Final Phase of Illinois’ ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program

CHICAGO, IL - April 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today launched the final phase of Illinois’ ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program and encouraged residents to take advantage of a 15 percent rebate on energy efficient home appliances during Earth Week.

Biggert Introduces High-Performance Building Resolution Measure Supports Greener, More Efficient Buildings

Washington, DC - June 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) joined U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO-3rd) in introducing a resolution recognizing the value of high-performance buildings. The measure, H.Res.492, “Supporting the goals and ideals of High-Performance Building Week,” was introduced late Tuesday. High-Performance Building Week will be June 15 through June 19, 2009.

Bean Discusses State Of Green Economy

Schaumburg, IL - June 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Melissa Bean met with local contractors, builders, green energy developers and environmental advocates at Roosevelt University to discuss the positive impact that energy incentives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are having on the local economy, and to announce the re-introduction of her Green Initiative to provide further incentives.

Governor Quinn Joins with University of Illinois Community to Celebrate Signing of the Sustainable...

CHICAGO, IL - February 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Business Institutional Facility, Governor Pat Quinn joined the University of Illinois President, Chancellor and Trustee Chairman to celebrate the signing of the Sustainable University Compact by all three University of Illinois campuses to green their campuses.

EPA’S Illinois Green Power Partners cut greenhouse gas emissions

Chicago, IL - February 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that its 2008 top-ranking Green Power Partners...

Department on Aging Warns Seniors to Prepare Homes and Get Flu Shots in Preparation...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — To prepare for this year’s cold winter weather, Illinois Department on Aging Director Charles D....

Durbin and Obama Commend Decision to Make Federal Aid Available to Greene County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement following President Bush’s...


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.


Make Your Garage Door Quieter

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!