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BOMA/Chicago’s Holiday Downtown Ambassador Program A Success

BOMA/Chicago’s Holiday Downtown Ambassador Program A Success BOMA/Chicago’s holiday “Downtown Ambassador” program in the Loop concluded at the end of December. We partnered with CleanSlate to provide the ambassador service. During the program, Ambassadors worked 1,234 hours and patrolled 1,798 miles. Ambassadors also reported there was never a need to contact 911. One of the…

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OEMC Relaunches Smart911

OEMC Relaunches Smart911 The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) is relaunching Smart911 to residents of Chicago in January as part of the Mayor’s Office of Racial Equity and Justice equity strategic plan. Smart911 is a free and private service that allows residents to create a safety profile for their household that includes any information…

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BOMA/Chicago Secures Downtown Ambassador Grant

BOMA/Chicago Secures Downtown Ambassador Grant BOMA/Chicago won a grant to provide “Downtown Ambassadors” for the Central Loop during December. We are partnering with CleanSlate to provide the Downtown Ambassador service. Ambassadors will be actively circulating downtown streets to offer a friendly welcome to tenants and visitors, report cleanliness problems, and serve as additional eyes and ears…

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BOMA/Chicago Meets with Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx

BOMA/Chicago Meets with Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx BOMA/Chicago’s Advocacy team met with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx this month to discuss her office’s role in public safety. We had a productive and data-driven conversation about challenges related to felony prosecution. We also discussed ways to share information and resources between the State’s…

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OEMC Offers Suspicious Activity Reporting Training Resources

Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Training The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) recently issued correspondence about online training resources. Online resources include the following: Online SAR Training Are You Ready to SeeSay See Something Say Something If you are interested in arranging in-person training for your staff, please reach out to Therese Kordelewski at…

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BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Leaders Tour Metra Multimedia Analytic Center

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

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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Chicago Man Charged in Federal Court With Inciting Rioting Last Summer

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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