Chicago Announcements May 28, 2021

  • The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce will host a panel titled “Developing Downtown: Reimagining the LaSalle Street Corridor” on June 3 at 11 a.m. Panelists will include president of the Chicago Federation of Labor Bob Reiter and director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services Janel L. Forde. The panel will focus on the potential sale of the James R. Thompson Center and the economic opportunities associated with it. Register here. 
  • Rail~Volution, SPARCC and Elevated ChicagoeTOD will co-hosts a webinar on June 9 dicsussing the city’s recent Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Policy Plan with speakers from City Hall, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the community development organization the Endeleo Institute. The webinar will discuss funding for the project, who will benefit from it and look back at the history of the effort that led to the equitable transit plan. Panelists include Juan Sebastian AriasMayor Lori Lightfoot’s deputy director of policy. Register here. 
  • Darlene Dugo has been promoted from senior acquisition manager to deputy director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority. Dugo has overseen property acquisitions for the land bank authority since 2016.

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