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    Chicago City Council sets out EV charging infrastrure requirements for new buildings

    Chicago City Council sets out EV charging infrastrure requirements for new buildings

    Chicago City Council has adopted rules that will require electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new construction building’s parking areas and that update bird-friendly building design policy, Chicago Cityscape reports. As well, an ordinance was proposed that would strengthen the review process for certain polluting uses. City Council had a virtual meeting on April 24. Councillors

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    Contractor associations lobby succeeds in overturning workers’ compensation COVID-19 emergency rule

    Contractor associations lobby succeeds in overturning workers’ compensation COVID-19 emergency rule

    Some contractor associations’ affiliated lobbying organizations have succeeded in encouraging the overturning an emergency administrative ruling that any employee in an “essential industry” that contacts COVID-19 will be “rebuttably presumed to have contracted the virus at work. The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) said in a bulletin that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) voted

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    Seven-year-old gets COVID-19 construction birthday present

    Seven-year-old gets COVID-19 construction birthday present

    The shelter-in-place order makes it challenging to celebrate a child’s birthday – in-person parties are on hold. However, earlier this month, McHugh Construction and the development team for condominium building 1000M worked quickly to make the event special for one of the building’s neighbors — 7-year-old Sawyer Morgenthaler, who keeps a close eye on the

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    Kate Watson-Smyth on Post-Pandemic Design And Our New Normal

    Kate Watson-Smyth on Post-Pandemic Design And Our New Normal

    Photo by Rekha Damhar As we all adjust to a new normal and begin ushering in a new age of post-pandemic design, it’s best to turn to the experts. We wanted to hear directly from inspiring home designers about ways to adjust your space during this time. So we spoke with Kate Watson-Smyth, a renowned home

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    9 Easy Indoor Plants You Can Buy Online

    9 Easy Indoor Plants You Can Buy Online

    It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in with some easy-to-keep-alive plants. We rounded up some of the best indoor plants that have some real moxie, need minimal watering and have flexible lighting preferences.  Most of these plants can be purchased for around $20 to $40 online from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, The Sill,

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    Developer clears financing hurdle for $35 million TOD in Grand Boulevard neighbourhood

    Developer clears financing hurdle for $35 million TOD in Grand Boulevard neighbourhood

    Chicago-based The Habitat Company, a multifamily developer and property manager, says it has cleared a key hurdle in financing the first phase of 43 Green, a $35M mixed-income, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) in Chicago’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Habitat will develop the project in partnership with Bronzeville-based P3 Markets, a real estate development firm dedicated to

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