Category Archives: Advocacy

BOMA/Chicago PAC: Gearing Up for the City’s Big Elections

By Ron Tabaczynski, Director of Government Affairs, BOMA/Chicago Right now, Chicago is approaching an important election year in 2019. Fortunately, BOMA/Chicago will be ready. Through its political action committee (PAC), BOMA/Chicago supports political candidates who have demonstrated leadership and sound … Continue reading

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Illinois 2018 General Election Preview

By Stephen S. Morrill, Principal of Morrill & Fiedler LLC (M&F) Because the commercial office industry is profoundly impacted by legislative and regulatory activity at the state and local levels, BOMA/Chicago members and affiliates rightfully pay close attention to elections … Continue reading

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Randy Waites with Avison Young Joins BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors

First appointed nearly ten years ago, Randy Waites, principal at Avison Young, is the newest member of BOMA/Chicago’s Board of Directors. Randy jokingly says he “feels vindicated” after his original appointment in 2007, since shortly thereafter he accepted a position … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the Property Tax Burden on BOMA/Chicago Buildings

At BOMA/Chicago, we’re always advocating on our members’ behalf by regularly engaging in open, productive dialogue with key stakeholders surrounding public policy and fiscal decisions aimed at fostering a thriving Chicago. While our elected officials at the local, state and federal … Continue reading

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Six Surprising Facts about the Exelon/ComEd Rate Increase Proposal

Exelon and ComEd have introduced a proposal (Senate Amendments 2 and 3 to SB 1585) to drastically raise commercial and residential electricity rates and add new charges that will total $7.7 billion over ten years. While Exelon and ComEd have … Continue reading

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BOMA/Chicago Charged Up about Exelon’s $1.6B Ratepayer Increase Legislation

Exelon, ComEd and Clean Jobs Coalition all proposing Increased Rates Recently BOMA/Chicago Government Affairs Director Ron Tabaczynski and I were in Springfield where I testified before the Illinois Senate’s Energy and Utilities Committee on behalf of BOMA/Chicago in opposition to … Continue reading

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Rauner’s Proposed Property Tax Freeze: The Devil’s in the Details

In last week’s State of the State address, Governor Bruce Rauner offered up a bold agenda to turn the state around while focusing on efforts to make Illinois competitive again. Some of his key points included increasing education funding, raising … Continue reading

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