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BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Leaders Tour Metra Multimedia Analytic Center On June 4, Metra commuter rail operations and the Metra Police Department welcomed BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair Erin Belknap with Sterling Bay and Committee Vice-Chair Tom Henkey with Titan Security to the Metra headquarters. Erin and Tom toured the Multimedia Analytic Center (MAC), located in Metra…

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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 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 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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Chicago Man Charged in Federal Court With Inciting Rioting Last Summer March 3, 2021 A Chicago man has been charged in federal court with inciting rioting involving multiple incidents of property damage and looting in the city last summer. The arrest was made on March 3 on the federal charge. A preliminary hearing was scheduled…

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City Announces Further Easing of COVID-19 Regulations March 2, 2021 From City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection On March 2, the City of Chicago announced the further easing of COVID-19 regulations for Chicago businesses. Due to sustained progress in all four reopening metrics, effective immediately: Indoor capacity at bars, restaurants and…

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United Center Vaccination Site Opens March 9; Security Personnel Can Register March 7 March 2, 2021   The United Center vaccination site will open on March 9. Registration for Illinoisans who meet the state’s Phase 1b+ eligibility criteria, which includes building security personnel, will open Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 pm. There is no onsite registration. You…

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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 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 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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