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Meeting Notice – December 5, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will meet Tuesday, December 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1400. Meeting Agenda

Mayor Announces Major Step Towards Construction Of Public Safety Training Academy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a major step towards construction of the new Public Safety Training Academy in West Garfield Park. This week the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) in coordination with the City of Chicago will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design, construction and financing of the new 30-acre training campus on the West Side. The consolidated centralized training academy will improve

Meeting Notice – June 6, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will meet Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1400. Meeting Agenda

Mayor Emanuel Announces Release of Request For Proposals to Build New Fleet & Facility Management Headquarters In Englewood

State-of-the-Art New Facility Will be Funded by Sale of City-Owned Land at North and Throop; Move Will Increase Department Efficiency and Spur Economic Development in Englewood Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the City is taking the next step towards building a new headquarters for the Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) in the Englewood neighborhood. Today the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT), in

Mayor Emanuel Announces City Council Passage of Streetlight Modernization Project to City Council

City Council today passed an ordinance backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) that will modernize Chicago’s streetlight system, replacing 85 percent of Chicago’s public lights with reliable and high-quality fixtures. Installation of the new streetlight fixtures will begin this summer in south and west side communities. In total, the Chicago Smart Lighting Project will

New Streetlights Headed To The South & West Sides As City Selects Vendor For Chicago Smart Lighting Project

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) today announced the selection of the vendor team that will modernize Chicago’s streetlight system, replacing 85 percent of Chicago’s public lights with reliable and high-quality fixtures. Once approved by the City Council, installation of the new streetlight fixtures would begin this summer in south and west side communities. In total,

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Street Lights; Requests Public Feedback Before Installation

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) today to announce a public demonstration of next-generation streetlights in seven neighborhoods as part of the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which will upgrade streetlights across the city. Residents are being asked to provide feedback on the new lighting, which represents the latest advances in lighting technology, through the end

Initiative to Improve Quality & Reliability of Chicago’s Streetlights is Moving Forward

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that an initiative to upgrade more than 270,000 of Chicago’s street, alley and park lights to more reliable and higher-quality lighting is proceeding to the final procurement stage. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust’s (CIT) Board of Directors this week  voted to approve the recommendation that nine companies continue to the Request for Proposals stage of the procurement. The nine “shortlisted” bidders

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Home Buyer Assistance Program Is Accepting Applications

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust today announced the Chicago Home Buyer Assistance Program is now accepting applications from families and individuals looking to buy a home in Chicago or refinance an existing mortgage. The program helps make home ownership possible for working families and individuals by providing support for down payment and closing costs. “The Home Buyer Assistance Program is another important