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Chicago OKs contract for 280 car charging stations

A residential electric car charging station in Washington D.C. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty)

By the end of this year, Chicagoans will not only be able to purchase and drive electric vehicles, but also charge those vehicles in the time it takes to finish a cup of coffee.

The city of Chicago has awarded a $1.9 million contract to a California firm to install 280 electric vehicle charging stations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs by the end of 2011.

The contract — paid for with equal state and federal dollars though a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — means the city has cleared a major hurdle on the road to widespread electric vehicle adoption. Get the full story »

Illinois allots all federal affordable housing funds

The Illinois Housing Development Authority said it completed the allocation of $359.2 million in federal funds used to build and rehab almost 5,500 affordable rental homes for working families, seniors and people with disabilities.

The state housing agency received the funds as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Developments with Chicago accounted for more than $115 million of the disbursement.