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Lights Out Chicago! Turn Off/Down Lights after 11 p.m. March 15-August 15

March 20, 2021

Save Migratory Birds by Reducing Collisions! Each Spring and Fall, about five million birds (of 250 bird species) migrate through Chicago. The birds are often attracted by building lights and lighted glass…

Key Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

March 20, 2021

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…

Chicago Man Charged in Federal Court With Inciting Rioting Last Summer

March 3, 2021

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…

Seven Local TOBY Winners Compete in North Central Region Competition

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021   During the local 2021 TOBY competition, 15 buildings competed in seven categories based on building size and facility type. They were judged on tenant relations initiatives, commitment to…

City Announces Further Easing of COVID-19 Regulations

March 2, 2021

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…

United Center Vaccination Site Opens March 9; Security Personnel Can Register March 7

March 2, 2021

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…

City Council Concern Over Recycling Performance Includes Possibility of Waste Hauling Franchising

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021   The City Council Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight and the Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy recently held a joint subject matter hearing to examine an Office of…

Food Collection

BOMA/Chicago Collects Over 770K Pounds of Food for Greater Chicago Food Depository

February 18, 2021

Over 140 buildings participated in the 2020 Greater Chicago Food Depository Holiday Food Drive. With the help of our members and their tenants, we raised $214,111 for the Chicagoland community. This translates…

BOMA/Chicago Members Hosted 77 Blood Drives in 2020

February 18, 2021

In 2020, BOMA/Chicago hosted 77 blood drives and collected 2,628 units of blood through partnerships with the Versiti Blood Center, Vitalant and the Red Cross – impacting 7,800 lives. Thank you to…

Congratulations to our Gold Circle Award Winners!

February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021   Congratulations to our Gold Circle award winners, announced at our 2021 TOBY and Gold Circle Awards Gala held on Thursday, February 4. Gold Circle Award Winners include: In…

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Essential Workers to Be Covered Under Vaccination Phase 1B

February 1, 2021

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: The State…

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for All Building Employees to Be Included in Vaccination Phase 1B

January 27, 2021

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…

BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Leadership Meeting with Public Agencies to Address Increase in Crime

January 27, 2021

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…

BOMA/Chicago Meets with Governor’s Office to Discuss Energy Legislation

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s Advocacy Team met with the Governor’s Office on January 15 to discuss energy and environmental goals that the Governor wants to pursue during the upcoming Spring legislative…

Illinois Begins Phase 1b of the Vaccine Distribution Plan

January 23, 2021

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…