Tightened lending practices are preventing many first-time homebuyers from accessing the needed capital to buy a home.

Recently, the Illinois Housing Development Authority launched the Welcome Home Illinois program, which is a loan program to help make homeownership a reality for Illinois' first-time homebuyers.

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Welcome Home Illinois Infographic

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Hutchinson signs letter supporting Illiana, other Southland projectsState Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) showed her support for several construction projects in the Southland, including the Illiana Expressway and South Suburban Airport in the 40th District, in a recent letter penned to Governor Rauner.

The letter, sent from Congresswoman Robin Kelly and signed by more than thirty suburban mayors and state and local officials, lays out the list of infrastructure and economic development projects currently being planned for the Southland and their economic impact on the region.

“We write to reiterate our strong, bipartisan support for these nearly shovel-ready projects,” the letter lays out. “Each of these would be self-financed yet ultimately generate a great amount of opportunities and hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenues for the state of Illinois.”

Click here to read the entire letter

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“Our democracy works best when voters have a direct voice in deciding who
represents them and their interests.” - State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights)

Comptroller office to be decided by voters, not politiciansSPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters, not politicians, will now have the opportunity to select a state comptroller in the 2016 election.

“Our democracy works best when voters have a direct voice in deciding who represents them and their interests,” Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said. “Having politicians decide who will hold a statewide office for four years is inconsistent with reforms made over the past few years to make Illinois a more accountable, better-managed state.”

House Bill 4576, co-sponsored by Senator Hutchinson, passed the Senate today, setting up a 2016 election for comptroller. With the passing of Judy Baar Topinka, the legislation gives voters the chance to select a comptroller at the next general election.

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huchinson123114SPRINGFIELD – Taxpayers will be able to keep a closer eye on how mass transit agencies spend their dollars under a newly signed state law sponsored by Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields).

The law requires the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace to broadcast their meetings online in real time and archive the broadcasts on the agency websites.

“These agencies spend millions of our tax dollars and are responsible for moving millions of people around Chicago and the suburbs. The more we can do to open up their meetings and the decision-making process, the better,” said Hutchinson.

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