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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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BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Leadership Meeting with Public Agencies to Address Increase in Crime

BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Leadership Meeting with Public Agencies to Address Increase in Crime January 27, 2021   The BOMA/Chicago Board is aware of increased criminal activity in the downtown area and has discussed this important issue in detail. As BOMA/Chicago building members prepare to welcome back tenants, it is appropriate to revisit the security plans…

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BOMA/Chicago Meets with Governor’s Office to Discuss Energy Legislation

BOMA/Chicago Meets with Governor’s Office to Discuss Energy Legislation January 26, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s Advocacy Team met with the Governor’s Office on January 15 to discuss energy and environmental goals that the Governor wants to pursue during the upcoming Spring legislative session and how those goals aligned with BOMA/Chicago’s priorities and positions. In 2020, Governor…

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No Increase in Building Member Dues for 2021

No Increase in Building Member Dues for 2021 November 10, 2020 We are thankful for our BOMA/Chicago members. We appreciate the great support and numerous contributions from our members in support of the commercial real estate industry. Representing the interests of the Chicago office building industry since 1902, BOMA/Chicago membership includes 239 member buildings (representing…

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Affiliate Member Dues to be Equalized Across Categories for 2021

Affiliate Member Dues to be Equalized Across Categories for 2021 November 10, 2020 We are thankful for our BOMA/Chicago members. We appreciate the great support and numerous contributions from our members in support of the commercial real estate industry. Representing the interests of the Chicago office building industry since 1902, BOMA/Chicago membership includes 239 member…

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Non-Essential Business Curfew Effective This Friday

Non-Essential Business Curfew Effective This Friday October 22, 2020 “Curfew” on Non-Essential Businesses from 10 p.m to 6 a.m. As COVID cases continue to rise significantly each day, Mayor Lightfoot has implemented a limitation on public access to non-essential businesses from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., effective Friday, October 23. The limitation will last at…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Mark Kexel with Titan Security Group and CBRE at 110 North Wacker

Gold Circle Award Profile: Mark Kexel with Titan Security Group and CBRE at 110 North Wacker Mark Kexel, Director of Security with Titan Security and CBRE at 110 North Wacker, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2020 Security Professional of the Year. How did you get involved in the security industry?  When I was in my late teens,…

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September 9 Downtown Security Update

September 9 Downtown Security Update September 9, 2020   On September 9, 2020, BOMA/Chicago received a brief security update from the Mayor’s office that included the following information: Protest Update: There were no protests of major concern this past weekend and none resulted in large scale police action, although we were prepared with City assets throughout…

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