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BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase 

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase  As part of a coalition of business, real estate, and construction groups, BOMA/Chicago opposes the Bring Chicago Home Transfer Tax proposal. The proposal would increase transfer taxes by 253%, increasing the City’s transfer tax from $5.25 to $14.75 per every $500 of value. While the commercial office industry recognizes the…

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Building Members Can Link Exterior Cameras to OEMC

Building Members Can Link Exterior Cameras to OEMC Building Members can help create a safer Chicago by linking exterior cameras to Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to provide additional points of contact during an emergency. The OEMC’s Private Sector Camera Initiative links Chicago-based organizations, companies, and sister agencies’ camera systems into their…

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ComEd Ratepayer Refund Approved by ICC 

ComEd Ratepayer Refund Approved by ICC  ComEd’s $31 million settlement offer to refund ratepayers for their bribery scheme was approved unanimously by the Illinois Commerce Commission last week. Another $7 million was added by ComEd under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jurisdiction for a total refund of $38 million. While the average household ratepayer in…

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BOMA/Chicago Intervenes on ComEd Multi-Year Integrated Grid Plan Case

BOMA/Chicago Intervenes on ComEd Multi-Year Integrated Grid Plan Case In response to the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) order filed in July for ComEd to file an initial multi-year integrated grid plan, BOMA/Chicago has filed as an intervenor to be a party to the case.   The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), signed by Gov. Pritzker…

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BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase 

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase  As part of a coalition of business, real estate, and construction groups, BOMA/Chicago opposes the Bring Chicago Home Transfer Tax proposal. The proposal would increase transfer taxes by 253%, increasing the City’s transfer tax from $5.25 to $14.75 per every $500 of value. While the commercial office industry recognizes the…

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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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