June, 2016 Archive

Demolition of Des Plaines Garden in Joliet begins

JOLIET – They came not to praise it but to raze it.    Des Plaines Garden Homes is coming down.    At a demolition ceremony Friday, speakers lauded the future Water’s Edge development that will replace the city’s first public housing project. There were no signs of remorse for the end of Des Plaines Garden. […]

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New DHA director ready to tackle housing challenges

DANVILLE — Danville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Chairman Don McLaughlin said new DHA executive director Jaclyn Vinson fits in well with the authority. “I can’t speak for other members of the board about the unanimous, overwhelming approval of Jackie,” McLaughlin said.  Commercial News.com

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Demolition Awaits Final Approval

ROCKFORD — Brewington Oaks Apartments may meet the wrecking ball within two years.   The Rockford Housing Authority this week submitted an application to demolish the apartments for elderly and disabled people at 505-515 Seminary St. on Rockford’s southeast side. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, must approve the request.  RRStar.com   […]

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Do I Need A Will?

By Sean D. Brady Musician Prince died without a will and now it appears that his estate, which some estimate at approximately $300 million, will be split between his sister and his five half siblings. In addition, Prince’s estate includes a large amount of unreleased music which some estimate could add millions more to the […]

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Back to the drawing board

URBANA — Champaign County Board Chairwoman Pattsi Petrie responded to a call for her resignation over a canceled appointment to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners by admitting that the appointment process is flawed and saying the county is going back to the drawing board.  The News-Gazette

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Tax Credit Funding

Housing units in Hillsboro, Witt and Nokomis will be demolished and replaced this summer in a $7.3 million project funded almost entirely with tax credits.  The Journal News

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RHA Makeover Plan

Aldermen are concerned that a $15 million Rockford Housing Authority plan to remodel the Orton Keyes public housing complex will keep poor minority residents segregated from the rest of the city. Public housing officials are convinced the redevelopment plan is best for all involved.   Rockford Register Star

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