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CHICAGO MARATHON IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

CHICAGO MARATHON IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Street closures in the Grant Park area have begun this week for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 9. TRAFFIC IMPACTS/STREET CLOSURES With street closures prior to and during the race, make sure to allow for extra time, expect delays, or consider alternate routes –…

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E-Scooter Program Expands in Central Business District

E-Scooter Program Expands in Central Business District The Chicago Department of Transportation has announced the expansion of Lime Scooters into the Central Business District. This expansion into downtown comes with an overall doubling of Lime’s fleet to 2,000 scooters citywide. Of that number, 20 scooters will now be allowed into the CBD at any one…

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BOMA/Chicago Advocates for EV Charging Station Incentives

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for EV Charging Station Incentives BOMA/Chicago recently weighed in with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) recommending that dedicated building member incentives for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations be added to ComEd’s Beneficial Electrification plan. The written testimony, filed on September 22, was presented by BOMA/Chicago Board member and Energy and Sustainability Committee Board…

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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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