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CMS Finalizes State Agency Relocations in Chicago

Press Release - Friday, April 15, 2022

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) has finalized State agency office relocations in Chicago, continuing the administration's work to maximize space utilization in state-owned and leased properties and saving hundreds of millions of dollars for Illinois taxpayers. CMS began agency office relocation activities in April 2021 [table below], and many agencies have completed or nearly completed their move. These actions deliver on Governor Pritzker's principles to save taxpayers $800 million while also reducing overall energy consumption and promoting sustainability.

"The State of Illinois is leading the nation as an example of how states can reimagine their real estate portfolio," said Governor JB Pritzker. "We are working to make sustainability practical while reducing the total cost of operations and saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Since I took office, I've been focused on efforts to improve state agency efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint through space optimization, and ultimately, reinvest these savings into state infrastructure."

Governor Pritzker recently announced that the sale of the James R. Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street has reached another major milestone by executing the Purchase and Sale Agreement with JRTC Holdings, LLC. By 2024, the State will relocate over 3,000 employees in the Loop, terminating 6 private leases and reducing nearly 650,000 square feet of space in downtown Chicago alone, which will result in over $20 million in annual savings. The State's new workspaces in downtown Chicago, whether at the renovated James R. Thompson Center (JRTC), newly purchased 555 W. Monroe, or leases in public buildings will be modern, inviting, accessible, and reflective of the State's new space standards.

A critical component of the real estate optimization and energy reduction efforts was the establishment of the new space standards by CMS under this administration.  These standards reduce the State's operational footprint between 20-40%, align the State with best practices in the market, yet do not compromise functionality of the State's workspaces. All new owned and leased spaces are subject to these space standards, and the anticipated savings will benefit the State and taxpayers for years to come.

"It is our responsibility to prioritize efficiency and sustainability wherever possible and to ensure that all State agencies have the foundation and support needed to reach a new level of service delivery," said CMS Director Janel L. Forde

Prior to the sale, the JRTC was home to more than 2,100 State employees and 50 State agencies, boards, legislative offices, and commissions. Relocation of State offices to spatially and energy efficient facilities is significantly reducing the State's physical footprint as well as reducing the overall energy consumption.

In Springfield, the State is undertaking several capital projects to repurpose and consolidate space, including renovations of the historic Illinois State Armory and a new LEED certified Central Computing Facility to modernize and respond to evolving technology.

Finally, the State issued a new Request for Proposals for the supply of natural gas and services to analyze and improve facilities' consumption and efficiencies. A Request for Proposals to provide electricity supply for State facilities is expected to be issued by the end of 2022. 

 The completed and ongoing relocations are as follows:

State of Illinois Real Estate Optimization/Agency Moves - April 2021 to present

Agency, Board, Commission, Constitutional Office

Current Location

New Location

Status

Capital Development Board (CDB)

JRTC*

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Central Management Services (CMS) - Testing Services

JRTC

JRTC

Upper floors during JRTC renovation

Central Management Services (CMS)- Administration

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Commission on Equity and Inclusion (CEI)

JRTC

JRTC

Upper floors during JRTC renovation

Community College Board, Records Division (ICCB)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board

JRTC

MABB**

Complete

Council on Development Disabilities (ICDD)

JRTC

MABB

Complete

Court of Claims (ICOC)

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Early May 2022

Department of Aging

MABB

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

MABB

JRTC

Complete

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

JRTC

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Mid May 2022

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

17 N. State

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Mid May 2022

Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Corrections (IDOC)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Human Rights (IDHR)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Human Services  (DHS)

122 S. Michigan

JRTC

Anticipated - Q3/Q4 2022

Department of Human Services - MFO North & South Loop)

1112 S. Wabash

JRTC

Anticipated - Q3/Q4 2023

Department of Human Services

122 S. Michigan

JRTC

Anticipated - Q1 2023

Department of Human Services (DHS) - FCS Region 1 Central

527 S. Wells

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Human Services (DHS) - Hunter Medical Management Unit

527 S. Wells

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Human Services (HLA)

401 S. Clinton

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Early July 2022

Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Department of Insurance

122 S. Michigan

JRTC

Anticipated - Q3/Q4 2022

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)

1112 S. Wabash

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Mid May 2022

Department of Revenue (IDOR)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Early June 2022

Dept of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Pending - June 2022

Early Childhood Development

MABB

555 W. Monroe

Complete

EEC - General Services CPO

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

JRTC

69 W. Washington

Pending - August 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

JRTC

Des Plaines - Suburban North Regional Office

Complete

Executive Ethics Commission (EEC)

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Early May 2022

Governor's Office

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Late May 2022

Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

House Minority Office

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Late May 2022

Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Early May 2022

Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA)

JRTC

JRTC

Upper floors during JRTC renovation

Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees Office

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Illinois Attorney General Offices (AG)

JRTC

JRTC

Stays at JRTC (11th,12th and 13th Floors)

Illinois Courts Commission

None

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Early May

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)

300 W. Adams

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Late May 2022

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

122 S. Michigan

JRTC

Anticipated - Q3/Q4 2022

Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council

300 W. Adams

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Late May 2022

Judicial Inquiry Board (JIB)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)

JRTC

Daley Center

Complete

Office of State Fire Marshal (SFM)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Office of the General Counsel (DHS/GC)

JRTC

69 W. Washington

Complete

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Early June 2022

Pollution Control Board (IPCB)

JRTC

60 E. Van Buren

Pending - Late May 2022

Press Room, Blue Room

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

New Press room at 555

Racing Board (IRB)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Secretary of State (SOS) Executive Offices

JRTC

JRTC

15th Floor during JRTC renovation

Senate Minority Office

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Late May 2022

Secretary of State (SOS) Drivers Services Division

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Late May 2022

State Board of Education (ISBE)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

State Board of Elections (ISBE)

JRTC

69 W. Washington

Complete

State Comptroller (IOC)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Pending - Late April 2022

State Lottery

JRTC

69 W. Washington

Complete

State Lottery Executive Offices

122 S. Michigan

JRTC

Anticipated - Q3/Q4 2022

State Police Protective Service Unit (ISP/PSU)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Will maintain presence at 555, MABB and JRTC

State Treasurer's Office

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

JRTC

MABB

Pending - Early May 2022

Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC)

JRTC

555 W. Monroe

Complete

Worker's Compensation Commission (IWCC) Executive Offices

JRTC

69 W. Washington

Complete

Worker's Compensation Commission (IWCC) Hearing Rooms

JRTC

Daley Center

Complete


*James R. Thompson Center (JRTC), 100 W. Randolph 

**Michael A. Bilandic Building (MABB), 160 N. LaSalle

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