Governor Quinn Announces Availability of Home Heating Assistance Grants Seniors, People with Disabilities...

CHICAGO, IL - August 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn today urged seniors and people with disabilities to take advantage of tomorrow’s early application date for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Seniors and individuals with disabilities are especially vulnerable to the cold weather,” said Governor Quinn. “I encourage people to apply for assistance through LIHEAP so that they can stay safe, warm and healthy this winter.

Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Create Jobs, Develop Transportation Hub in Joliet Intermodal...

CHICAGO, IL - August 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Pat Quinn signed the Intermodal Facilities Promotion Act, which is designed to encourage business development along the freight rail systems of Illinois. Based on experience with their existing Elwood facility, CenterPoint Properties projects 7,000 permanent new jobs being brought to Illinois through an intermodal facility in Joliet

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.

Governor Quinn announces nine southern Illinois counties will receive federal aid for ice storm...

METROPOLIS, IL - March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —. On Thursday at 3:00 p.m., at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th St., Governor Pat Quinn formally announced that President Barack Obama approved the state’s request for federal assistance for nine southern Illinois counties that were damaged by a severe winter storm in January

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

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.


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!