Archive for Governor Pat Quinn

Welcome Home Illinois Mortgage Program Announced

Governor Pat Quinn recently met with Realtors® to announce the newest state-run mortgage program, Welcome Home Illinois. The program is going to be administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and aims to help around 3,000 qualifying first-time homebuyers during this year’s spring, summer and fall home buying season. The advantages of the program include: [Read More]

April 06, 2014 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Featured, Homebuying Tips

Illinois Building Blocks Program Expands

As a part of Governor Pat Quinn’s “Year of Homeownership” initiative, the Building Blocks program is expanding to include 10 additional communities. Now, even more low- to moderate-income households can benefit from up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. In addition to Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Maywood, [Read More]

March 30, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Economy, Economy AOI, Featured, Locations, Will County

Illinois Workers to get Tax Relief

Chicago Real Estate Forum just wrote about Illinois owning the worst credit rating in the nation. Despite our state’s financial woes, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Tuesday that will help working families keep more of their hard-earned money. Senate Bill 400 doubles the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) over two years, which will [Read More]

January 10, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Featured

Got Trespassers? Paint Purple

There’s a colorful new law in town. Governor Pat Quinn last week signed Senate Bill 1914, which allows Illinois landowners to use purple paint markings on trees or posts on their property as a “no trespassing” sign. The “Purple Paint Law,” which can be used by lessees as well, is designed to protect homes from [Read More]

August 31, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Sunday a New Observance in Illinois

August 7 has been proclaimed Purple Heart Day in Illinois, and though it won’t be official until next year, the state’s Governor is asking all residents to observe it this year as well. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Friday that declared August 7 as Purple Heart Day, a day to honor and remember Illinois [Read More]

August 06, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (1) | Categories: Education

Governor Promises to Improve Business in Illinois

The largest manufacturer in the state will remain in Illinois, as long as the state makes some changes. Governor Pat Quinn today met with Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman in response to a March 21st letter the company leader sent saying that other states were trying to lure the company out of Illinois due to [Read More]

April 05, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy

Shopping From Your Chicago Home Just Got Costlier

When Governor Pat Quinn recently increased Illinois’ corporate income tax rate, some companies threatened to move their businesses elsewhere. Today, the Governor enacted more legislation that could chase even more local companies out of town. Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday signed the Main Street Fairness Bill, a law that requires all online companies to collect [Read More]

March 10, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Internet Marketing
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