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How the Cook County Land Bank works to streamline Chicago’s foreclosure logjam

December 14, 2017 – 10:44 am | 15 views
How the Cook County Land Bank works to streamline Chicago’s foreclosure logjam

Real estate values have mostly rebounded from the Great Recession, but it is a different story in Chicago and Cook County. Home values in Chicago have risen, but still lag behind the national average. A …

Tinley Park OKs upscale apartments

December 7, 2017 – 10:25 am | 51 views
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Despite concerns from nearby residents over increased traffic and a potential negative impact on their property values, Tinley Park trustees on Tuesday approved plans for a $30 million apartment development that will feature high-end amenities.
The …

Nov. 13: Free training on the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule

November 8, 2017 – 9:20 am | 84 views
Microsoft Word – EPA Grant Flyer-Oct. 2017-SW CHGO SUBURBS

Public Health and Safety, a training firm, received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide a free training course on the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule for people who live and work in the …

Home values still sinking in parts of south Cook County

November 2, 2017 – 3:30 pm | 138 views
4 bedroom Riverdale home for sale for $39,900

All over the Chicago area, home values have been climbing out of their recessionary lows the past few years at varying rates of speed. But there’s new evidence that in some parts of south Cook …

Grant opportunity: Abandoned Property Program

October 31, 2017 – 9:43 am | 113 views
Grant opportunity: Abandoned Property Program

From the Illinois Housing Development Authority:
Abandoned Property Program (APP) Round 3 Applications
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is pleased to request applications for Round 3 of the Abandoned Property Program (“APP”). Under this program, IHDA will …

Cook County Land Bank to sell homes directly to homebuyers

October 3, 2017 – 10:14 am | 198 views
Cook County Land Bank

A vacant brick bungalow on South Luella Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood requires some work — in fact, quite a bit of work.
The orange kitchen, despite having a coveted island, needs updated appliances, new …

Joliet partners with South Suburban Land Bank for demolition and blight reduction support

September 19, 2017 – 10:14 am | 145 views
wrecking ball

The Joliet City Council will decide this week whether to spend $50,000 to buy two blighted homes at 833 South Richards Street and 837 South Richards Street for demolition purposes. Interim City Manager Marty Shanahan …

Sept. 23: Mortgage help workshop/ on-one-to-one counseling

August 28, 2017 – 2:08 pm | 227 views
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