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Mayor Emanuel Announces Solar Energy Developments for City-Owned Vacant Land

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the Chicago Solar-Ground Mount initiative, a multi-site solar energy development project for city-owned vacant lands. Approximately 30 acres of land in the communities of Austin, Englewood, West Pullman, Riverdale and South Deering are being offered for solar development. “From moving to 100 percent renewable energy in our public buildings, to supporting our private partners as they work to reduce emissions,

Mayor Announces Company Selected to Build & Operate Express Service to O’Hare

Mayor’s Press Office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced selection of The Boring Company to build and operate an express service to O’Hare International Airport. The company plans to transport passengers between O’Hare and Block 37 in the Loop in approximately 12 minutes each way by utilizing electric vehicles that run through new twin underground tunnels. The project will be funded entirely by the company with

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