Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Aid for low-income Illinoisans making home repairs

CHICAGO (AP) — 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.

___

Online: http://www.ihda.org

Loading more