Belleville to Offer Two New Movie Theaters

Movie theaters opening in Belleville

The city of Belleville, located in St. Clair County will be receiving two new movie theaters through a $1.6 million expansion by EDGE. The development will include one general admission theater with three screens and another "VIP" level theater that will have two screens. The VIP theater will have leather reclining chairs and servers that will bring food, … [Read more...]

Illinois Ranked Top U.S. State for Making a Living

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Illinois was recently recognized as the top state in the U.S. for making a living. MoneyRates.com compiled a list of the top 10 states for making a living based off four factors: state tax rate, average state wages, state unemployment rate, and state cost of living. From these four factors, MoneyRates.com came up with an adjusted-average income that takes … [Read more...]

What Amenities to Look at When Searching for the Right Home

Home Amenities to look for when buying a home

Deciding on the right home for your family is a big undertaking. There is so much to consider when thinking about your long-term happiness in the home. If you are a home buyer that is starting your search, here are some amenities to look for to help you narrow down your choices: Homeowner upgrades: Many resale homes have upgrades that the seller invested … [Read more...]

Home Repairs & Maintenance that are Worth Your Time

Important home repairs

When you own a home, there are maintenance tasks that might seem like a hassle, but can cost you more in the end if you let them go uncompleted. Especially if you plan on selling your home in the near future, routine maintenance tasks can prevent a home inspector from revealing a major problem that hinders the sale of your home. Here are a few home … [Read more...]

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund Preserving Homeownership

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund

If you are a Illinois resident that is struggling to make mortgage payments each month, you can find relief with the Hardest Hit Fund recently approved by U.S. Treasury to prevent foreclosure. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is in charge of administering the federally funded program that will utilize $445 million to assist struggling … [Read more...]