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March, 2016 Archive


HUD officials outline work under way

CAIRO — The Alexander County Housing Authority Board, in a brief meeting on Wednesday afternoon, its first since a federal takeover, approved issuing a $380,000 contract to a Marion-based company to begin structural repairs on the outside of the Connell F. Smith, Sr., apartment complex in Cairo.  TheSouthernIllinoisan.com

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Danville looks at housing report ordinance changes

The first public meeting on the city’s Housing Task Force report occurred in September. Since that time, there’s been some controversy from landlords about the report’s process and city officials have discussed ordinance changes to reach recommendations in the report. The city had appealed a binding opinion from the state’s attorney general’s office regarding a […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Abolishes Public Duty Rule

Illinois Supreme Court Abolishes Public Duty Rule By: Bryan M. Wellner In a case that could well effect local governments, a divided Illinois Supreme Court abolished the long-standing Public Duty Rule which protected government employees from lawsuits arising out of their governmental duties. Having its origins in English common law, the Public Duty Rule essentially says […]

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AHA Approves Raises for Staff

ALTON — After a 40-minute executive session Tuesday, Alton Housing Authority commissioners approved a 2016 operating budget giving 2.5 percent raises to all staff except its executive director.  The Telegraph.com

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HUD: Ashmore no longer ED of Alexander County HA

Brian Sullivan, a federal HUD spokesman, which took possession of the troubled local agency this past week, told the newspaper on Monday: “We have communicated to Mr. Ashmore in no uncertain terms we thought his selection to be improper, and he is not the executive director of the housing authority.”  The Southern Illinoisan

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