Rodrigo Carrillo, director of strategic initiatives and planning for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, says the state will finish reviewing rental assistance applications ahead of the eviction moratorium's expiration on Oct. 3.
"While there's a national negative narrative of states aren't getting their money out, we're very proud that Illinois is doing the opposite," Carrillo said. "We are getting the funds to those in need."
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More than 13% of Illinois renters reported being behind on their rent payments, according to a survey conducted earlier this month by the U.S. Census Bureau.
As President Joe Biden acknowledged difficulties in selling his economic agenda to a distracted public, the White House enlisted Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday to pitch a plan that includes one idea familiar in Illinois — higher taxes for the wealthy.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Friday a revised map of General Assembly boundaries designed to ensure Democrats keep control of the Illinois House and Senate through the decade, starting with next year’s elections.