Foster Announces $2.7 Million Grant for Flood Protection in DuPage County

Congressman Bill Foster announced that DuPage County will be receiving a $2.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the acquisition and demolition of 13 flood prone residential properties.

Rep. Foster Introduces Bill Designating Ronald Reagan Post Office Building

Washington, DC - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) introduced H.R. 5278, legislation to designate a Dixon post office as the Ronald W. Reagan Post Office

Rep. Foster Introduces Bill to Promote Responsible Homeownership and Neighborhood Stabilization

Washington, DC - March 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-14) introduced legislation that will promote neighborhood stabilization by incentivizing short sales as a preferable alternative to foreclosure

Rep. Foster Votes to Extend and Expand Homebuyer Tax Credit, Extend Unemployment Benefits

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) voted in favor of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, to provide aid to those hurt by the economic recession and to continue his efforts to stimulate the economy. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 403-12, and now goes to the President for his signature


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!