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BOMA/Chicago Leaders Discuss CEJA with Representative Ann Williams

BOMA/Chicago Leaders Discuss CEJA with Representative Ann Williams April 12, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s legislative team has been busy with over 79 energy and utility related bills filed in the 102nd Illinois General Assembly.  Over the next several weeks, numerous committee hearings will likely be held on specific bills as well as “subject matter hearings.”  The…

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BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson Testifies in Opposition to Data Exposure Legislation

BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson Testifies in Opposition to Data Exposure Legislation April 7, 2021   BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson appeared at the Illinois House Property Tax Subcommittee on April 1 to testify in opposition to House Bill 860 and House Bill 3529. The legislation, being forwarded by the Cook County Assessor’s Office, would mandate all…

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BOMA/Chicago Taxation Committee Invites Assessor Kaegi to Meet

BOMA/Chicago Taxation Committee Invites Assessor Kaegi to Meet April 5, 2021   Committee Advocates for Greater Transparency and Fairness Given Tax Burden Shift onto Commercial Properties during Recession BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee hosted Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi at its meeting on Tuesday, March 30. Topics discussed included the Assessor’s data exposure legislation, Cook County’s unique…

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Take Action: Oppose Legislation That Would Result in Higher Commercial Property Taxes

Take Action: Oppose Legislation That Would Result in Higher Commercial Property Taxes March 23, 2021 BOMA/Chicago is opposing two Illinois House Bills being advanced by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi that we believe would negatively impact commercial office properties and our ability to recruit jobs and investment to our local economy: HB 860 and HB…

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Local 399 Offers Vaccinations to Union Members

Local 399 Offers Vaccinations to Union Members March 23, 2021   IUOE Local 399 will be distributing vaccine doses to union members on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the union headquarters located at 2260 S. Grove Street in Chicago. 200 shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read the flyer to learn…

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Vaccine Update: Phase 1C Starts March 29; All Over 16 Starts April 12

Vaccine Update: Phase 1C Starts March 29; All Over 16 Starts April 12 March 20, 2021   On March 17, Mayor Lightfoot and Dr. Arwady announced that Chicago will move to Phase 1C of the vaccination distribution on Monday, March 29. Under this phase, all essential workers – including property management professionals – and Chicagoans…

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Key Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

Key Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act March 20, 2021   President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, a key COVID-related legislative victory the Biden administration hoped to achieve in its first 100 days. This $1.9 trillion relief package contains several provisions that are aimed at assisting businesses and individuals including loans for operating and payroll expenses,…

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City Council Concern Over Recycling Performance Includes Possibility of Waste Hauling Franchising

City Council Concern Over Recycling Performance Includes Possibility of Waste Hauling Franchising February 23, 2021   The City Council Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight and the Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy recently held a joint subject matter hearing to examine an Office of the Inspector General audit published in December that found issues with the…

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BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Essential Workers to Be Covered Under Vaccination Phase 1B

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Essential Workers to Be Covered Under Vaccination Phase 1B February 1, 2021   In 2020, BOMA International successfully advocated for personnel related to property management to be classified as “essential workers” under federal guidance. The definition is as follows: “Workers supporting the operations of commercial buildings that are critical to…

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BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Employees to Be Included in Vaccination Phase 1B

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Employees to Be Included in Vaccination Phase 1B January 27, 2021   Beginning on January 25, 2021, under the Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plan, essential workers prioritized under Phase 1B will be eligible to get vaccinated. Under federal guidelines, commercial facilities are designated as a critical sector and our personnel…

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