New Study to Evaluate Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness Is Plan Proving Effective?

Chicago, IL - July 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — To gauge the progress of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness since its introduction six years ago by a broad coalition of public and private partners, Chicago is launching the first-ever evaluation of a city’s Plan to End Homelessness. Led by nationally-renowned homeless policy experts at the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago in conjunction with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, the evaluation is a comprehensive, two-year, community-driven effort to answer the question: is Chicago’s Plan effectively preventing and ending homelessness for individuals and families in Chicago?

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).

Mayor Daley, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Announce $12.3 Million for O’Hare Runway Work

Chicago, IL - March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Chicago will receive $12,262,589 from the competitive grant portion of the federal economic stimulus program to improve a runway and taxiway at O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Richard M. Daley and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said today.

HUD awards $20 million to continue revitalization at Chicago’s Stateway Gardens public housing development

Funding to bring new rental and homeownership opportunities for former residents

Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens Outside of Chicago

March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that the Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook has opened, after undergoing a $16 million renovation and conversion from a Radisson.

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...

Governor Blagojevich Announces Good Samaritan Initiative to Help Restore Heat During the Winter

CHICAGO, IL - January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help Illinoisans heat their homes during the national recession, Governor Rod Blagojevich today launched the Good Samaritan Initiative for the 2009 winter season.

Governor Blagojevich Announces $2 Million in Grants to Help Persons with Disabilities Stay in...

CHICAGO, IL - January 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Illinois is investing an additional $2 million to support the Home Modification Program, a statewide program that adds ramps, chair lifts and other features to homes so low-income seniors and residents with disabilities can continue to live in their communities, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced.

Gov. Blagojevich proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in Illinois

Blagojevich officials marked the 40th anniversary of federal Fair Housing Act and the one hundred-year anniversary of Springfield Race Riots of 1908 Deputy Governor...

HUD Charges Chicago Landlord with Violating Fair Housing ACT

Landlords allegedly discriminated against families with childrenWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has charged Chicago landlords...

HUD Charges Chicago Landlord with Violating Fair Housing ACT

Owner’s online ad allegedly discriminated against men and families with children WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it...

Catylist and Corporate Connection Online Launch Commercial Real Estate Listing Service

Catylist Inc, a Chicago-based software company, and Corporate Connection Online Inc., a Chicago-based market research company, have partnered to create a new commercial real...

Turnaround Pros See Housing Crisis Lasting Through 2008

Homebuilding and Mortgage Lending Industries Likely To Face Most Trouble CHICAGO, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Still unfurling, the housing crisis of 2007 is the source...

Bush/Paulson Plan is a Lump of Coal for Working Class Families

Chicago—The National Training and Information Center (NTIC) who released a study on Monday documenting new foreclosures in Chicago during the first half of 2007...

Scavenger Sale Registration Opens, Pappas Announces

For Properties with Two Years of Unpaid Taxes since 1987 CHICAGO, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration continues through December 13 for participation in the 2007...


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!