News From Illinois
Time to Hold Congress Accountable
Make sure Congress knows that you support programs that support property owners. Go to the American Property Owners Alliance now and sign the petition. (external link) Learn more.
Long-closed Chicago school to become affordable housing project
Charles Earle Elementary School has been closed for eight years, but soon it will return as a 63-unit housing complex for low-income residents.
How Homeowners Can Help Chicago Rebuild
How Chicago area homeowners can help their community to rebuild, recover and thrive moving forward.
The Possible Return of Coach Houses in Illinois and What it Means for Homeowners and Buyers
Accessory dwelling units — or coach houses — on single-family lots with complete facilities for one or more persons, are gaining popularity again.
Peoria Group Offers Free Furnace Checks for Veterans
There are never enough ways to say “thank you” to veterans of the armed services, but the Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is hoping it has found another way.
Why Rent Control Is Bad For Illinois
Rent control proponents in the Illinois General Assembly have recently proposed legislation that would open the door for rent control in the Illinois.
Why We Need to Reform the Home Inspection Process in Park Forest
Tell Village of Park Forest Officials that you support the notion of home inspections as soon as a home is listed for sale, and not waiting until it is under contract.
The Fight For Fair Housing In Illinois Continues Today
When the Fair Housing Act was first brought to the public’s attention, many homeowners and REALTORS® viewed it as an infringement on their property rights.
The Motivation Behind Illinois’s Fair Housing Documentary
When Frank Williams opened his own real estate office at 90th and Ashland in 1971, he was met with violent opposition once he began to sell homes in white, Chicago neighborhoods.
A History of Fair Housing in Illinois
“We all want the same thing. We want a nice place for our children to grow up. It’s not just a house. It’s a community.” – Frank J. Williams
Illinois REALTORS Advocate For Homeowners in Washington
Homeowners may not realize this, but REALTORS® are not only helping them to buy and sell, they are also one of their biggest political advocates. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) appoints a Federal Political Coordinator, or FPC, to work with …
Illinois REALTORS® Douse Fire Sprinkler Mandate
Illinois REALTORS® fought off government overreach when it fired up its membership to defeat a costly mandate on fire sprinklers. The Illinois fire marshal launched a campaign to require fire sprinklers in all new construction single-family homes, olde …
Illinois Residents Empowered By Property Tax Knowledge
Brookfield, IL homeowners Lindsey and Adam Burghgraef were not pleased when they noticed their new tax bill had increased considerably. They weren’t sure what had caused the increase until a friend mentioned that they should start by looking at their m …