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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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City Announces Further Easing of COVID-19 Regulations

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

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

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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Illinois Begins Phase 1b of the Vaccine Distribution Plan

Illinois Begins Phase 1b of the Vaccine Distribution Plan January 23, 2021   On January 22, Governor Pritzker announced that Illinois will begin Phase 1b of the vaccination distribution plan for Illinois on Monday, January 25. Persons now eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1b include: Persons aged 65 years and older Frontline essential workers,…

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BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson to Headline Return to Work Panel

BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson to Headline Return to Work Panel January 11, 2021   BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson will headline a Forward Chicago Return to Work panel discussion this Wednesday, January 13 at 9 a.m. Plan for the impact of COVID-19 on your business, workers, customers, and the public and hear from notable experts about…

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Mayor Lightfoot Issues “Stay at Home” Advisory

Mayor Lightfoot Issues “Stay at Home” Advisory November 12, 2020   Mayor Lightfoot today announced a “Stay At Home” advisory that goes into effect Monday, November 16 at 6 a.m. The advisory is not a shelter in place order and does not significantly change the regulations that apply to the office industry. The advisory includes a new…

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