Illinois

Government Contractor’s Ties To Affiliate With Antitrust Law Violations Endangers Its Multi-Billion Dollar Contract Award

The intersection of government contracting and antitrust law keeps making the news. In a companion set of bid protest decisions released in October 2020, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recommended reconsideration of a multi-billion dollar contract award on the grounds that the federal agency awarding the contract failed to adequately consider criminal antitrust violations committed by an affiliate of the ...

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No vendors respond to Moline’s request for a library coffee shop proposal

After months of dealing with water leaks that could damage thousands of books and other materials, the Moline Public Library will soon get a new roof. City council members approved a bid of $633,400 during the Sept. 1 committee-of-the-whole meeting, advancing the matter to the Sept. 15 city council meeting for approval. Ald. Michael Waldron, Ward 7, was absent. “The ...

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Illinois SURS taps Meketa as a private credit consultant

Pension plan also commits $60 million to first farmland fund Illinois State Universities Retirement System, Champaign, hired Meketa Investment Group as its first private credit consultant. The $19.5 billion pension fund’s board approved the hiring at its Sept. 11 meeting, according to a Sept. 16 news release. SURS issued an RFP in June as a result of investment staff’s intention to add ...

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Oak Park board weighs whether to hire a consultant to review police department

A third-party review of its police department could be approved by the Oak Park village board before the end of the year, with a report due back to trustees in early 2021. While some Oak Park village board members prefer to hire an independent agency to review the police department, others feel that process can be done in-house at significant ...

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Police department ‘audit’ divides Oak Park village board

Proposal called ‘massive’ and ‘costly’ Four Oak Park village trustees were ready to abandon the idea of hiring a third-party consultant to audit the Oak Park police department during a divisive discussion Sept. 29 over the project’s drafted request for proposal (RFP). The project’s responsibilities, as outlined in the RFP, were criticized as being “massive” and the expense of carrying ...

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Update on the Fate of the Old Rock Island County Courthouse

The former Rock Island County courthouse Weeds growing on the grounds of the former Rock Island County courthouse Weeds have been growing around the old and empty courthouse in Rock Island. That’s apparently all that’s happened since mid-July, when a Illinois’ Third District Appellate Court ruled the county can’t demolish the 123-year-old building without complying with the Illinois State Historic ...

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SIHF Healthcare & Touchette Regional Hospital Seeking Medical Lab Proposals

SAUGET – SIHF Healthcare (SIHF) and Touchette Regional Hospital are seeking bids for “medical laboratory services for patients presenting at SIHF health centers and Touchette Regional Hospital, as well as laboratory management and support services for the in-house laboratory at Touchette.” “We are seeking a contractor who can service our patients in a coordinated fashion at both the hospital and ...

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Mayor Sam Cunningham says investment is the key to Waukegan’s future

Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham, left, gets ready to discuss city issues with Hal Coxson, middle, during Waukegan Main Street’s 35th-annual “Lunch With the Mayor” as Josh Beadle introduces them. From the short-term perspective of governing during a pandemic to large-scale, long-range community development projects, Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham’s vision has a common theme — investment. Cunningham discussed his vision for ...

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Pima Community College Awards 24×7 Virtual OneStop Student Services Support RFP to BlackBeltHelp

Chicago, IL, Leveraging Virtual OneStop will help the college in creating an improved student experience while reducing service delivery costs. Through this engagement, BlackBeltHelp will provide 24×7 service for students’ requests originating around admissions, records, registration, financial aid and accounts receivables via phone, chat, and email. Their partner institutions have seen how the right OneStop model drives increased retention, completion, ...

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General Investment Consulting Services

Plan:Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund Location:IL Posted:09/07/2020 The Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund (FPIF) is soliciting proposals from general investment consulting firms qualified to serve as consultant for FPIF’s defined benefit plan. Starting on September 8, 2020, the RFP can be found on FPIF’s website:www.ifpif.org/employment-procurement/. Proposals must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. CDT on September 25, 2020 to:Illinois Firefighters’ Pension ...

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Illinois Teachers assigns $650 million to managers

Retirement system also seeks recruitment firm to search for new executive director Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, Springfield, invested or committed a total of $650 million to new and existing managers, along with terminations and partial redemptions from existing managers totaling $599 million. The investment staff of the $52.9 billion pension fund, which has investment discretion, disclosed the managers they had ...

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Town moving forward with pedestrian bridge project

PLAINFIELD — Local officials are moving forward with a pedestrian bridge project with the intention of having residents vote on the project. The plan is to install sidewalk on a small portion of Mill Street in the village where it connects with Main Street, and continuing up Main Street to the bridge that crosses the Winooski River. The plan also ...

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City Issues Requests For Proposals for 3 Priority Sites in INVEST South/West Neighborhoods

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) issued today by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are seeking the redevelopment of three key, underutilized properties in Auburn Gresham, Austin and Englewood. The first to be issued through Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West initiative, the RFPs’ collective goal is to create pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use projects that address local development needs while fostering ...

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Elk Grove Village To Sponsor Three Olympic Teams After Unique RFP Process

Makers Wanted American Dream Elk Grove Village, home of the largest contiguous industrial park in the United States, has been creative over the years with its sports sponsorships. It started with advertising during Cubs games, but then Elk Grove Village became the first non-tourist municipality to be the title sponsor of a college football bowl game, and now through its creative RFP process it ...

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Elk Grove Village Trustees To Award Olympic-Bound Team Sponsorship Thursday

New Elk Grove Village, Makers Wanted, “Sponsoring the American Dream” logo. Elk Grove Village trustees expect to meet and award a $100,000 contract to the governing body of a U.S. Olympic-bound team at a special village board meeting Thursday. The initial plan announced at the July 7 village board meeting was to hold a special village board meeting July 16 ...

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It looks like Amazon has much bigger plans for the Wichita area than one warehouse

The news that Amazon is bringing a 140,000-square-foot warehouse to Wichita was big, but the company apparently has some much bigger news to come in Park City, which may include Neodesha’s AgEagle Aerial Systems. No one is talking yet, particularly Park City officials, but there’s a warehouse — with more than 1 million square feet on the main floor and ...

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RCS board concerned over cost of FOIA requests

RANTOUL — The Rantoul City Schools board expressed concern over the costs incurred by the district over Freedom of Information Act information requests. Superintendent Michelle Ramage said one request alone cost the district $2,800 to comply with. Two others cost $1,400 apiece.  Ramage said she believes the district “needs to be transparent to the community in what it’s costing us.” ...

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Illinois State Board seeks investment consultant

Illinois State Board of Investment, Chicago, will launch a search for a general investment consultant on June 1. The board, which oversees $19 billion in defined benefit plan assets, will issue an RFP because of state legislation and board policy that mandates an RFP process every five years, said Johara Farhadieh, executive director and chief investment officer, in an email. ...

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Rock Valley narrows 21 sites for tech center to 3 finalists

Normally around midday sees the walkways filled with students walking to classes at Rock Valley College. But due to closures because of health concerns of COVID-19 there are no students or faculty on campus on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR] ROCKFORD — Rock Valley College has narrowed 21 potential sites for its proposed Advanced ...

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Naperville, Ill., seeks first investment consultant for 457 plan

Naperville, Ill., is searching for the first investment consultant for its $114 million 457 plan. The city issued an RFP for a consultant to make recommendations on investment selection and oversight and review the plan’s current record keepers, confirmed Bryn Wildman, procurement officer, in an email. The plan’s four record keepers are AXA, ICMA-RC, Nationwide Financial and Transamerica Retirement Solutions. The RFP ...

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3 things to know about Glen Carbon’s finance, administration meeting

GLEN CARBON — The village discussed the pandemic’s continued effects on its operations and finances Monday during a finance and administration committee meeting. Below are three things to know about Monday’s meeting: • An ordinance to issue the $7.4 million in bonds for improving the village streets that was approved by voters in April. The original ordinance established parameters for a six-month ...

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Rock Valley College unveils 21 proposals for tech center

ROCKFORD — The 21 proposed locations for the Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center represent several communities across the Rock River Valley from Rockton to Belvidere. The college issued a request for proposals last month. Proposed locations for the new technology education center include the previously discussed Chicago Rockford International Airport, Register Star News Tower and a reimagined Colman Village, ...

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Mattoon council to act on water plant bid, more business grants

MATTOON — A bid for work involving a transformer at the city water treatment plant and coronavirus-relief grants for several businesses go to the Mattoon City Council this week. A vote to award a contract for the water treatment plant work is on the agenda for the council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday while the business grants will be addressed ...

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Rockford’s ATC soap opera is Dysfunction 101

By Isaac GuerreroRockford Register Star If you thought the saga of the would-be Advanced Technology Center couldn’t possibly endure any more confusing and cringeworthy plot twists, well, you were wrong. The ATC is a missing link in the region’s higher education toolbox, a dynamic career and technical education training center that, as envisioned, would sustain the region’s advanced manufacturing workforce for ...

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Rock Valley College board accused of lacking minority student recruitment efforts

https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Rock-Valley-College-board-accused-of-lacking-minority-student-recruitment-efforts-569676261.html?jwsource=cl ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) — The Rock Valley College board of trustees handed a letter of grievance over to its legal team after Rockford City Alderperson Bill Rose, and 19 other local residents sent an email accusing the college of not being transparent in the minority recruitment process. “There is a good contingent of people that don’t believe that the college ...

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RVC out for RFP on ATC

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Where will Rock Valley College’s Advanced Technology Center go? It’s the million dollar question. Originally, the idea was to put it at the old Barber-Colman site, but the college pulled out of its agreement with the City of Rockford citing too many delays. The RVC Board briefly considered the public safety building before moving on to the ...

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