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The Village of Park Forest has been designated as a Three-Star Community by STAR Communities, a "Sustainability Tools for Assessing & Rating Communities." Congratulations to Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg and the Park Forest Board of Trustees.
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Spectacular Fireworks Displays in the Southland during this celebratory weekend. The town of Chicago Heights, Illinois, will hold a Spectacular Fireworks Display this evening, July 2, 2015, starting at 9:00pm. The Spectacular Fireworks Display will be held at Bloom High School's north soccer field located at 101 West 10th Street, in Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411.
The Fair Housing Act passed in 1968 shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. The Fair Housing Act is regarded as the last great legislative achievement of the civil rights era, and has been an essential tool in combating the most pervasive and sinister forms of discrimination in housing.
Last week in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court narrowly held that the FHA law allows not only claims for intentional discrimination but also, claims that cover practices that have a discriminatory effect, even if they were not motivated by an intent to discriminate.
Over the years, many overtly discriminatory provisions have been replaced by facially neutral policies that end up achieving the same effect: keeping communities segregated. To help ensure all homeowners have equal access to housing I’ve held housing fairs to connect potential homeowners with professionals in the housing market. Every American should have the same right to own a home and fulfill the American Dream, no matter your race, gender, or background.
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Save the date, Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The 2nd Annual Construction Expo, will be hosted by St. Paul Community Development Ministries, located at 4550 S. Wabash in Chicago, Illinois. Spend the morning learning what it takes to make a career in one of many skilled union trades such as: Bricklayers, Carpenters, Electricians, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pipefitters, Plumbers, and others. Register online by clicking the link below.