Aid for low-income Illinoisans making home repairs
Chicago -- More than $6 million in federal money will be available in May for low-income Illinois homeowners to use for household maintenance such as roof repairs and heating system upgrades.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority announced the program Tuesday. The money has been allocated to 31 public and nonprofit organizations throughout the state.
Homeowners can apply to those groups for forgivable loans of up to $40,000. Homeowners must repay the money if they sell the home before the loan expires.
It's estimated the loans will help 148 homeowners keep up with needed repairs. The work will generate an estimated 45 jobs, $4 million in income and wages for local businesses, and $338,600 in local taxes.
More information is available on the Illinois Housing Development Authority website.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm. Beach House in Nelson Park on Lake Decatur VisitMore >>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm.More >>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>