Sun-Times: Governor’s Internal Emails Put Maywood, Yarbroughs At Center Of NRI Grant Scandal

(Emails from Gov. Pat Quinn’s former top aides recount how Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, a Maywood Democrat who had been the suburb’s state representative, approached Quinn’s administration in January 2011 to oppose giving NRI funding to a longtime social service provider in Maywood. | Caption and Photo: Chicago Sun-Times). Wednesday, July 23, 2014  Originally published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 || Dave McKinney … Continue reading Sun-Times: Governor’s Internal Emails Put Maywood, Yarbroughs At Center Of NRI Grant Scandal

Governor Quinn Asks President to Declare Cook, Ten Other Counties, Disaster Areas

Governor Pat Quinn has asked the Obama administration to declare eleven counties in the state, including Cook, major disaster areas. The Governor’s request is a necessary formality in the emergency response process. Until the President issues his declaration, federal assistance won’t get out to affected residents. Moreover, the longer the President takes to declare, the longer residents will have to wait to apply to the … Continue reading Governor Quinn Asks President to Declare Cook, Ten Other Counties, Disaster Areas

Mortgage Asisstance Increased

According to a release posted on the Illinois Government News Network, Governor Quinn announced that “the Illinois Housing Development Authority is increasing the mortgage assistance available through the Illinois Hardest Hit program to $35,000 per household across the state, effective April 1…With $10,000 more assistance per family to allocate, more than 500 Illinois families could be assisted immediately. Over the next 30 days, program staff … Continue reading Mortgage Asisstance Increased