Rep. Hultgren Awarded Municipal Public Service Award

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has been awarded the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association’s 2015 IMUA Public Service Award for his efforts to protect tax-exempt municipal financing, a critical infrastructure tool that helps local and state governments finance new roads, schools, hospitals, fire stations and more.

Governor Quinn Announces Federal $12 Million HUD Award to Advance Supportive Housing Efforts in...

CHICAGO, IL - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn was joined today by representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce an $11.98 million award that will strengthen Illinois’ efforts to allow people with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice. The award will make up to 825 apartments affordable for people who have special needs, and are in financial need, across the state. HUD officials awarded the grant under the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program.

The Chicago Community Trust Awards $231,000 in Grants for Affordable Housing

CHICAGO, IL - October 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Chicago area’s largest regional grant maker, The Chicago Community Trust, today announced $231,000 in grants to advance affordable rental housing.

Realty Executives Great Lakes Regional Appreciation & Awards Event

Westmont, IL - February 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realty Executive Great Lakes Region hosted their annual Appreciation & Awards Event. This year the event was held at the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge on February 9, 2012. The Lodge is centrally located in Hinsdale, IL for all regional Executives from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to attend. The evening started with networking and regional sponsors helped welcome all the nights’ award winners. On hand that evening was HWA (Home Warranty of America), Illinois Association of REALTORS®, Realty Executives Property Management Advantage, Law Offices of David Schopp and The Listing Widget. Everyone enjoyed some delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from La Belle Gourmet Catering.

Governor Quinn Honors Work of Volunteers With Governor’s Home Town Awards Assistance Center in...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced 26 projects as 2010 Governor’s Home Town Award recipients. The awards recognize the contributions of thousands of Illinois’ volunteers for their hard work and dedication towards improving their communities

IHDA Awards $2.8 Million To Illinois First-Time Homebuyers Funds will assist with down payment,...

CHICAGO , IL - July 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) today announced the award of $2.8 million in grants and loans to 436 first-time homebuyers to assist in the purchase of a new home. The funds will be allocated to nine agencies for disbursement to Illinois residents to assist with down payment and closing costs, subordinate loans and homebuyer education to income-eligible homebuyers.

Governor Quinn Recognizes Contributions of Volunteers with Governor’s Home Town Awards

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today recognized hundreds of volunteers for their hard work and dedication towards improving their communities. The Governor’s Home Town Awards were given for 46 projects during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Springfield Awards $20,000 to Pin-Up Art Enthusiast

America's Votes Select Brenda Janish as Grand Prize Winner in Possession Obsession Contest CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced the Grand Prize...

Treasury Secretary Paulson & CDFI Fund Director Reed to Announce FY 2007 CDFI Program...

Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. will travel to Chicago Friday to discuss the importance of trade and investment for U.S. job creation and...


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!