Pappas Calls on Mortgage Companies to Rescind “Frightening” Letters to Homeowners, and Apologize

And Demands the Companies Pay Taxes on Escrow Counts as Law Requires CHICAGO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today called on...

Pappas Says Mortgage Companies Try to Frighten Homeowners into Sending Bills to Them

With Misleading Claim About $5 fee Companies Should Pay CHICAGO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mortgage companies must pay property taxes out of escrow accounts on...


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!