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CPD Criminal Trespass Program

CPD Criminal Trespass Program For buildings experiencing chronic trespassing issues, the Chicago Police Department has a Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program. Building members with parking lots or private outdoor areas can give the police permission to make arrests on private property, for Criminal Trespass, without the property management team having to call the police department. This…

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BOMA/Chicago Members Attend CPPTF EOC Orientation

BOMA/Chicago Members Attend CPPTF EOC Orientation This month, 14 BOMA/Chicago and other private sector members attended orientation for the Chicago Private Public Task Force (CPPTF) seat in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is activated by the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to coordinate the City’s public safety response during critical…

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ICC Asks Utilities to Apply for IIJA Grants, Assistance

ICC Asks Utilities to Apply for IIJA Grants, Assistance In June, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) proactively filed a Notice of Inquiry from state-regulated utilities, including ComEd and People’s Gas, seeking information about plans to apply for federal grants, loans, assistance, and programs under the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021. The…

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BOMA/Chicago Intervenes in ComEd Filing

BOMA/Chicago Intervenes in ComEd Filing As required by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act passed in 2021, ComEd filed its Beneficial Electrification plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on July 1. The Beneficial Electrification plan focuses on incentives for electric vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The plan outlines spending of $100M each year…

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Good News! New ComEd Carbon Credit

Good News! New ComEd Carbon Credit Building Members should look for a new carbon credit on your ComEd bill. This rebate will amount to $0.03087/kWh and should provide a significant reduction in your bill for the next year. The credit will automatically appear on your ComEd bill as a line item called “Carbon-Free Energy Resource…

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Cook County Commission Bill Lowry joined BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee

Cook County Commission Bill Lowry joined BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee In July, Cook County Commission Bill Lowry joined BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee. The group discussed property taxes and the classification system and provided additional insight about challenges commercial office buildings are facing due to the increased burden of property taxes compounded by a sluggish return to office.…

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Downtown Ambassador Program Expanded

Downtown Ambassador Program Expanded After the great success of BOMA/Chicago’s winter Ambassador Program, the Chicago Loop Alliance announced an expansion of their Ambassador Program throughout the Loop. This program will patrol the central Loop from Dearborn to Canal and Ida B. Wells to Wacker on weekday evenings through September. The Ambassador program is contracted by…

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Lance Knez Elected as Vice President of the BOMA North Central Region

Lance Knez Elected as Vice President of the BOMA North Central Region During the BOMA International Conference in Nashville, former BOMA/Chicago President and current BOMA/Chicago Foundation President Lance Knez was elected as the Vice President of the BOMA North Central Region. We are excited and appreciative that Lance is continuing to represent our local industry.…

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Amy Masters has been named Director of Government and External Affairs at BOMA/Chicago

Amy Masters has been named Director of Government and External Affairs at BOMA/Chicago Amy Masters has been named Director of Government and External Affairs at BOMA/Chicago. Amy previously served as BOMA/Chicago’s Director of Marketing and Communications. In this position, Amy expanded BOMA/Chicago’s social media reach to achieve the largest following of all local BOMA associations,…

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Ron Tabaczynski Retires from BOMA/Chicago

Ron Tabaczynski Retires from BOMA/Chicago Congratulations to Ron Tabaczynski, who is retiring after serving 14 years as Government Affairs Director. His last day with us will be on June 30. Ron by the Stats… During his Tenure (7/1/2008-6/30/2022) at BOMA/Chicago he worked through: •            3 Mayors •            4 Governors •            5 Building Commissioners •            5 OEMC Directors…

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