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Illinois Building Standards Board Rejects All-Electric Code

Illinois’ governing board overseeing building standards has chosen not to adopt the all-electric code, which would have made electric systems mandatory in new construction. Chicago and surrounding areas to have chosen to limit natural gas usage in new buildings. Initially integrated into the Illinois stretch energy code, the rejection stemmed from concerns regarding potential legal liabilities for communities according to

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Thompson Center

City Council Approves New Zoning for The Loop’s Thompson Center Site

Yesterday, the Chicago City Council approved a new zoning ordinance to upzone the property occupied by the Thompson Center, potentially clearing the way for a much taller development. Located at 100 W Randolph Street in The Loop, the 17-story government building was listed for sale earlier this month as the state has begun dispersing its downtown offices to other locations. One such location is the 429,000-square-foot 555 W Monroe Street, where nearly a third of the 3,400 state government employees have relocated.

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