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Director Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges

CAIRO — There are unlikely to be any criminal charges brought against James Wilson, the former longtime director of the Alexander County Housing Authority and mayor of Cairo. In September, then-Acting Deputy Housing and Urban Development Inspector General Jeremy Kirkland told a U.S. House oversight panel that his office had forwarded the investigation to the […]

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Demolition Comes to a Vote in Danville

Following the Housing Authority of the City of Danville’s board of commissioners approving the intergovernmental agreement in March, the Danville City Council’s Public Works Committee will act on the Fair Oaks housing complex demolition agreement next week. The committee will consider approving an agreement for the city to demolish six buildings at Fair Oaks with […]

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State Denies Tax Credits

DANVILLE — State officials have denied low-income housing tax credits for a proposed $15 million development on various vacant lots in Danville.   Danville Housing Authority board members formed a separate nonprofit organization to apply for the tax credits through the Illinois Housing Development Authority in an effort to finance 70 units of affordable housing, including […]

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Woman Indicted for Fraud to Secure Housing Benefits

A Springfield woman has been indicted after prosecutors allege she obtained public housing benefits she should not have received. Jill Dixon-Taylor was indicted on a charge of State Benefits Fraud, a felony. The indictment alleges she knowingly misrepresented her employment and financial status to obtain housing benefits from the Springfield Housing Authority from December 2008 […]

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Joliet to Renovate Murphy Building

JOLIET, IL — The Joliet Housing Authority continues to tackle significant projects aimed at improving quality of life for area residents. In 2017, 68 multi-family homes opened at the new Water’s Edge development near McDonough Street, replacing the rundown public housing projects along Des Plaines Street. Next month, bulldozers will level the notoriously dangerous Fairview […]

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Joliet Housing Authority Loses Key Executive

Mark Jakielski, director of housing management at the Joliet Housing Authority and a 1982 graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, died on Wednesday at age 54. His obituary notice with Carlson Holmquist Sayles Funeral Home on Black Road indicates he died suddenly at St. Joseph Medical Center, Wednesday, May 29.  Patch.com

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Changes Coming to Aurora HA

The troubled Aurora Housing Authority has undergone significant changes in the months since it has come under new leadership, according to documents and the new executive director.  Chicago Tribune.com

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