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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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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 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 Releases Take Home Tabletop Exercise November 3, 2020   Every Autumn, the BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee holds a tabletop exercise. In lieu of an in-person exercise this year, the Committee is providing three “take home” tabletop exercises that you can use with your building team. Tabletop exercises are used effectively by organizations to evaluate program…

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BOMA/Chicago Premier Sponsor Spotlight: P4 Protective Services P4 Protective Services (P4P) is a full-service security solutions provider for a wide range of organizations and markets located throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, and across the country. P4P offers a boutique-style approach to customized integrated guarding solutions for commercial and residential building owners and managers in all verticals.…

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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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Moratorium on CFD Fire Drills Lifted September 22, 2020 The Chicago Fire Department has lifted the moratorium on fire drills. Fire drills may now be conducted following CDPH, IDPH and CDC guidelines relative to social distancing, masks and other requirements. Given the current occupancy rates/numbers in highrises, building operators should be able to effectively run drills while…

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How Existing Technology Can Support a Safe Return to Work SPONSORED CONTENT As Chicagoans return to the workplace, keeping employees safe won’t be solved by handing out keycards — it will involve keeping an endless number of surfaces sanitized, limiting the number of people in a single space, screening occupant health status, keeping the infected…

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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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Update on Security Briefings with Mayor’s Office and CPD August 27, 2020   Last week, representatives from BOMA/Chicago’s Board and Preparedness Advisory Group met with the Office of the Mayor and the Chicago Police Department (CPD). As you know, the Mayor recently announced a plan to improve the City’s response to large public safety events, and…

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