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Record #: O2019-2749   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/10/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: First amendment to redevelopment agreement with Green Era Educational NFP at 650 W 83rd St regarding time extension of project completion date
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Redevelopment
Attachments: 1. O2019-2749.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
April 10,2019










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith ordinance amending a previously executed redevelopment agreement with Green Era ., Educational NFP.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,


Mayor
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance ("Ordinance") passed by the City Council of the City (the "City Council") on November 18,2015, and published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council (the "Journal") for such date at pages 13696 through 13736, the City and Green Era Educational NFP, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation ("Developer"), have entered into that certain Agreement for the Sale and Redevelopment of Land ("Redevelopment Agreement") dated December 15, 2015, and recorded in the Office ofthe Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois (the "Recorder's Office") on December 16, 2015 as document no. 1535029032; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Ordinance, and in connection with the Redevelopment Agreement, the City has previously conveyed to Developer the real property commonly known as 650 West 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois, and legally described in Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Property"), by the City's quitclaim deed, dated December 16, 2015, and recorded with the Recorder's Office on December 16, 2015 as document no. 1535029031; and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to construct an anaerobic digester facility on the Property and perform certain remedial environmental actions to the Property in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Redevelopment Agreement (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to obtain all necessary building permits and other approvals for the Project no later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of the closing of the Property (the "Outside Permit Date"); and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to secure funding for remediation of the Property from either the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (the "IEPA") or the United States Environmental Protection Agency by September 30,2018 or from other sources by March 31, 2019 (together, the "Outside Funding Dates"); and

WHEREAS, if Developer secures funding for remediation of the Property from the IEPA, the IEPA will require the City to subordinate its security interest in the Property as such interest was established by the Mortgage, Security and Recapture Agreement, dated December 16, 2015 and recorded with the Recorder's Office on December 16, 2015 as document No. 1535029033; and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment'Agreement requires Developer to have commenced the Project by May 1, 2017 and to complete the Project by March 31,2019 (the "Outside Construction Commencement Date" and the "Outside Construction Completion Date", respectively); and

WHEREAS, site conditions at the Property dictated substantial changes to the design of the

Project, leading to significant delays; and

WHEREAS, as a result of such delays, Developer has requested, and the City agrees, to extend the Outside Permit Date, the Outside Funding Dates, the Outside Construction Commencement Date and the Outside Construction Completion Date; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby adopted as the findings of the City Council.

SECTION 2. The Commissioner of the City's Department of Planning and Development, or any successor department thereto (the "Commissioner"), or a designee of the Commissioner is each hereby authorized, with the approval of the City's Corporation Counsel as to form and legality, to negotiate, execute and deliver a first amendment to the Redevelopment Agreement between the City and Developer, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B and made a part hereof (the "First Amendment"), a subordination agreement between the City and the IEPA and such other supporting documents as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out and comply with the provisions of the First Amendment, with such changes, deletions and insertions as shall be approved by the persons executing the First Amendment.

SECTION 3. If any provision of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect any ofthe other provisions of this ordinance.

SECTION 4. All ordinances, resolutions, motions or orders in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval.

Attachments: Exhibit 1 - Legal Description of the Property
Exhibit 2 - First Amendment to the Redevelopment Agreement
EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
PARCEL 1:
THE SOUTH 264 FEET OF LOT 'A' AS MEASURED ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 'A' AND ALSO LOT 'B' OF SUTHERLAND'S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 4 IN ASSESSOR'S DIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 33 AND THAT PART OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32 LYING EAST OF THE CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PARCEL 2:
LOT 1 IN BIRKHOFF'S ADDITION TO AUBURN PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PINS: 20-33-119-024-0000 20-33-124-001-0000 20-33-124-002-0000

Commonly known as: 650 West 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois
EXHIBIT B

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

[ATTACHED]
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This Document Prepared by and After Recording Return To:


Marcus Martinez
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Chicago
Department of Law
Real Estate Division
121 North LaSalle Street
Room 600
Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312) 742-8412

FIRST AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE AND REDEVELOPMENT OF LAND



(The Above Space For Recorder's Use Only)

This FIRST AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE AND
REDEVELOPMENT OF LAND ("First Amendment") is made on or as ofthe day of
, 2019 (the "Effective Date"), by and between the CITY OF CHICAGO, an Illinois
municipal corporation and home rule unit of government (the "City"), acting by and through its Department of Planning and Development (together with any successor department thereto, the "Department"), having its principal offices at City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, and GREEN ERA EDUCATIONAL NFP, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation ("Developer"), located at 218 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois, 60661. Capitalized terms used in this First Amendment but not defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Redevelopment Agreement, as defined below.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance ("Ordinance") passed on November 18, 2015, and published at pages 13696 through 13736 in the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City (the "Journal") for such date, the City and Developer have previously entered into that certain Agreement for the Sale and Redevelopment of Land ("Redevelopment Agreement") dated December 15, 2015 and recorded in the Office ofthe Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois (the "Recorder's Office") on December 16, 2015, as document no. 1535029032, relating to Developer's (i) purchase from the City of the property commonly known as 650 West 83rd Street, as legally described in Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Property"): (ii) performance of environmental remediation including, but not limited to, the construction of engineered barriers and (iii) construction of an anaerobic digester facility on the Property (together, the "Project"); and|1010|
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Ordinance, and in connection with the Redevelopment Agreement, the City has previously conveyed the Property to Developer by the City's quitclaim deed, dated December 16, 2015 (the "Closing Date") and recorded with the Recorder's Office on such date as document no. 1535029031; and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to apply for and obtain all necessary building permits and other approvals no later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the Closing Date (the "Outside Permit Date"); and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to secure funding for remediation of the Property from either the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (the "IEPA") or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "USEPA") by September 30, 2018, or from other sources by March 31, 2019 (together, the "Outside Funding Dates"); and

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agreement requires Developer to have commenced the Project by May 1, 2017 and to have completed the Project by March 31, 2019 (the "Outside Construction Commencement Date" and the "Outside Construction Completion Date", respectively); and

WHEREAS, site conditions at the Property dictated substantial changes to the design of the Project, leading to significant delays; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the delays, Developer has requested, and the City agrees, to extend the Outside Permit Date, the Outside Funding Dates, the Outside Construction Commencement Date and the Outside Construction Completion Date.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:

SECTION 1. INCORPORATION OF RECITALS. The recitals set forth above constitute an integral part of this First Amendment and are incorporated herein by this reference with the same force and effect as if set forth herein as agreements of the parties.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENTS. The following sections ofthe Redevelopment Agreement are amended and restated to read as follows:
Section 6. Building Permits and Other Governmental Approvals. Developer shall apply for and obtain all Governmental Approvals no later than June 30, 2020, unless, at Developer's request, the Department, in its sole discretion, grants an extension.
Section 7. Project Budget and Financing. The total budget for the Project is Twenty-One Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($21,400,000). Funds for the Project will be secured and may be provided from a variety of sources, including cash equity, cash and in-kind services, bank loan, tax credits and government grants and loans. If
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Developer fails to secure funding for the remediation costs from either the IEPA or the USEPA by April 15, 2020, Developer shall so notify the Department. If Developer does not secure funding by such date, the Department shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and record the Reconveyance Deed as set forth in Section 18.3 of this Agreement, unless, at Developer's request, the Department, in its sole discretion, grants an extension.

C. Section 11. Commencement and Completion of Project. Subject to the receipt of all necessary government approvals, Developer shall commence construction of the Project no later than June 30, 2020 (the date on which construction commences, the "Construction Date"), and shall complete the Project, as reasonably determined by the Department and evidenced by a Certificate of Completion (as defined in Section 12) no later than March 28, 2022, unless, at Developer's request, the Department, in its sole discretion, grants an extension.

SECTION 3. COUNTERPARTS. This First Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which, taken together, shall constitute a single, integrated instrument.

SECTION 4. RECORDING COSTS. Developer shall pay to record this First Amendment and other documents incidental thereto.

SECTION 5. FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. Except as amended hereby, the Redevelopment Agreement shall continue in full force and effect as the binding obligations of the City and Developer.

[SIGNATURES APPEAR ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE]






















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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this First Amendment to be executed on or as of the date first above written.

CITY OF CHICAGO,
an Illinois municipal corporation and home rule unit of government


By: __
David L. Reifman Commissioner
Department of Planning and Development



GREEN ERA EDUCATIONAL NFP,
an Illinois not-for-profit corporation


By:
Erika Allen President
STATE OF ILLINOIS

COUNTY OF COOK




I, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said County, in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that David L. Reifman, Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development of the City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation, and personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person and being first duly sworn by me acknowledged that as said Commissioner, he signed and delivered the instrument pursuant to authority given by the City of Chicago, as his free and voluntary act and as the free and voluntary act and deed of the City, for the uses and purposes therein set forth.


GIVEN under my notarial seal this




NOTARY PUBLIC



























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STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF COOK

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) SS.
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I, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said County, in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that Erika Allen, personally known to me to be the president of Green Era Educational NFP, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, and personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person and, being first duly sworn by me, acknowledged that s/he signed and delivered the foregoing instrument pursuant to authority given by said corporation, as her/his free and voluntary act and as the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for the uses and purposes therein set forth.

GIVEN under my notarial seal this day of , 2019.




NOTARY PUBLIC
EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
PARCEL 1:
THE SOUTH 264 FEET OF LOT 'A' AS MEASURED ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 'A' AND ALSO LOT 'B' OF SUTHERLAND'S SUBDIVISION OF LOT 4 IN ASSESSOR'S DIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 33 AND THAT PART OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32 LYING EAST OF THE CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PARCEL 2:
LOT 1 IN BIRKHOFF'S ADDITION TO AUBURN PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PINS: 20-33-119-024-0000 20-33-124-001-0000 20-33.124-002-0000

Commonly known as: 650 West 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois



























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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT

SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Legal name of the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable: Green Era Educational NFP

Check ONE of the following three boxes:

Indicate whether the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is:
[x] the Applicant
OR
[ ] a legal entity currently holding, or anticipated to hold within six months after City action on
the contract, transaction or other undertaking to which this EDS pertains (referred to below as the
"Matter"), a direct or indirect interest in excess of 7.5% in the Applicant. State the Applicant's legal
name:
OR
[ ] a legal entity with a direct or indirect right of control of the Applicant (see Section 11(B)(1)) State the legal name of the entity in which the Disclosing Party holds a right of control:


B. Business address of the Disclosing Party: 218 N Jefferson St, Ste. 300, Chicago, IL 60661
Telephone: 3125449218 pax. n/a Email- erika@9reenerapartners.com
Name of contact person: Erika Allen
Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one): [
Brief description of the Matter to which this EDS pertains. (Include project number and location of property, if applicable):

Negotiated sale for 650 W 83rd Street, Chicago, IL/RDA amendment (PINS: 20-33-119-024; 20-33-124-002, 20-33-124-001)

G. Which City agency or department is requesting this EDS? DPD

If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, please complete the following:

Specification # and Contract #
Ver.2018-1 Page I of 15
SECTION II - DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP INTERESTS
A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY 1. Indicate the nature of the Disclosing Party:
[ ] Person [ ]
[ ] Publicly registered business corporation [ ]
[ ] Privately held business corporation [ ]
[ ] Sole proprietorship tXj
[ ] General partnership (Is
[ ] Limited partnership
[] Trust []




Limited liability company Limited liability partnership Joint venture Not-for-profit corporation the not-for-profit corporation also a 501(c)(3))?
1X1 Yes [ ] No Other (please specify)

2. For legal entities, the state (or foreign country) of incorporation or organization, if applicable:
Illinois
3. For legal entities not organized in the State of Illinois: Has the organization registered to do business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity?

[ ] Yes [ ] No [XJ Organized in Illinois

B. IF THE DISCLOSING PARTY IS A LEGAL ENTITY:

1. List below the full names and titles, if applicable, of: (i) all executive officers and all directors of the entity; (ii) for not-for-profit corporations, all members, if any, which are legal entities (if there are no such members, write "no members which are legal entities"); (iii) for trusts, estates or other similar entities, the trustee, executor, administrator, or similarly situated party; (iv) for general or limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships or joint ventures, each general partner, managing member, manager or any other person or legal entity that directly or indirectly controls the day-to-day management ofthe Applicant.

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.

Name Title
Erika Allen, Director and President ;
Jason Feldman, Director and Treasurer
Julia Feldman, Director and Secretary

2. Please provide the following information concerning each person or legal entity having a direct or indirect, current or prospective (i.e. within 6 months after City action) beneficial interest (including ownership) in excess of 7.5% ofthe Applicant. Examples of such an interest include shares in a corporation, partnership interest in a partnership or joint venture, interest of a member or manager in a

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limited liability company, or interest of a beneficiary of a trust, estate or other similar entity. If none, state "None."

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below may be required to submit an EDS on its own behalf.

Name Business Address Percentage Interest in the Applicant
None, applicant is a nonprofit.




SECTION III - INCOME OR COMPENSATION TO, OR OWNERSHIP BY, CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Has the Disclosing Party provided any income or compensation to any City elected official during the
12-month period preceding the date of this EDS? [ ] Yes [>? No

Does the Disclosing Party reasonably expect to provide any income or compensation to any City
elected official during the 12-month period following the date of this EDS? [ ] Yes P<] No

If "yes" to either ofthe above, please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and describe such income or compensation:



Does any City elected official or, to the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable
inquiry, any City elected official's spouse or domestic partner, have a financial interest (as defined in
Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("MCC")) in the Disclosing Party?
[]Yes l^j No
If "yes," please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and/or spouse(s)/domestic partner(s) and describe the financial interests).



SECTION IV - DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND OTHER RETAINED PARTIES

The Disclosing Party must disclose the name and business address of each subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist (as defined in MCC Chapter 2-156), accountant, consultant and any other person or entity whom the Disclosing Party has retained or expects to retain in connection with the Matter, as well as the nature of the relationship, and the total amount ofthe fees paid or estimated to be paid. The Disclosing Party is not required to disclose employees who are paid solely through the Disclosing Party's regular payroll. If the Disclosing Party is uncertain whether a disclosure is required under this Section, the Disclosing Party must either ask the City whether disclosure is required or make the disclosure.

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Name (indicate whether Business Relationship to Disclosing Party Fees (indicate whether
retained or anticipated Address (subcontractor, attorney, paid or estimated;) NOTE:
to be retained) lobbyist, etc.) "hourly rate" or "t.b.d." is
not an acceptable response.
Akerman LLP, retained, 71 Z Wacker Dr. 47th Fir, Chicago, IL 60606, attorney, $20k (estimated)


(Add sheets if necessary) ,
[ ] Check here if the Disclosing Party has not retained, nor expects to retain, any such persons or entities. SECTION V - CERTIFICATIONS
COURT-ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE
Under MCC Section 2-92-415, substantial owners of business entities that contract with the City must remain in compliance with their child support obligations throughout the contract's term.

Has any person who directly or indirectly owns 10% or more ofthe Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?

[ ] Yes [ ] No b<) No person directly or indirectly owns 10% or more ofthe Disclosing Party.

If "Yes," has the person entered into a court-approved agreement for payment of all support owed and is the person in compliance with that agreement?

[ ] Yes [ ] No
FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS

[This paragraph 1 applies only if the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services.] In the 5-year period preceding the date of this EDS, neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity [see definition in (5) below] has engaged, in connection with the performance of any public contract, the services of an integrity monitor, independent private sector inspector general, or integrity compliance consultant (i.e., an individual or entity with legal, auditing, investigative, or other similar skills, designated by a public agency to help the agency monitor the activity of specified agency vendors as well as help the vendors reform their business practices so they can be considered for agency contracts in the future, or continue with a contract in progress).
The Disclosing Party and its Affiliated Entities are not delinquent in the payment of any fine, fee, tax or other source of indebtedness owed to the City of Chicago, including, but not limited to, water and sewer charges, license fees, parking tickets, property taxes and sales taxes, nor is the Disclosing Party delinquent in the payment of any tax administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue.


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The Disclosing Party and, if the Disclosing Party is a legal entity, all of those persons or entities identified in Section 11(B)(1) of this EDS:

are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from any transactions by any federal, state or local unit of government;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted of a criminal offense, adjudged guilty, or had a civil judgment rendered against them in connection with: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; a violation of federal or state antitrust statutes; fraud; embezzlement; theft; forgery; bribery; falsification or destruction of records; making false statements; or receiving stolen property;
are not presently indicted for, or criminally or civilly charged by, a governmental entity (federal, state or local) with committing any of the offenses set forth in subparagraph (b) above;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, had one or more public transactions (federal, state or local) terminated for cause or default; and
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted, adjudged guilty, or found liable in a civil proceeding, or in any criminal or civil action, including actions concerning environmental violations, instituted by the City or by the federal government, any state, or any other unit of local government.
The Disclosing Party understands and shall comply with the applicable requirements of MCC Chapters 2-56 (Inspector General) and 2-156 (Governmental Ethics).
Certifications (5), (6) and (7) concern:

the Disclosing Party;
any "Contractor" (meaning any contractor or subcontractor used by the Disclosing Party in connection with the Matter, including but not limited to all persons or legal entities disclosed under Section IV, "Disclosure of Subcontractors and Other Retained Parties");

any "Affiliated Entity" (meaning a person or entity that, directly or indirectly: controls the Disclosing Party, is controlled by the Disclosing Party, or is, with the Disclosing Party, under common control of another person or entity). Indicia of control include, without limitation: interlocking management or ownership; identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment; common use of employees; or organization of a business entity following the ineligibility of a business entity to do business with federal or state or local government, including the City, using substantially the same management, ownership, or principals as the ineligible entity. With respect to Contractors, the term Affiliated Entity means a person or entity that directly or indirectly controls the Contractor, is controlled by it, or, with the Contractor, is under common control of another person or entity;
any responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any other official, agent or employee of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity (collectively "Agents").

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Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Contractor, nor any Affiliated Entity of either the Disclosing Party or any Contractor, nor any Agents have, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, or, with respect to a Contractor, an Affiliated Entity, or an Affiliated Entity of a Contractor during the 5 years before the date of such Contractor's or Affiliated Entity's contract or engagement in connection with the Matter:
bribed or attempted to bribe, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of bribery or attempting to bribe, a public officer or employee of the City, the State of Illinois, or any agency of the federal government or of any state or local government in the United States of America, in that officer's or employee's official capacity;
agreed or colluded with other bidders or prospective bidders, or been a party to any such agreement, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price or otherwise; or
made an admission of such conduct described in subparagraph (a) or (b) above that is a matter of record, but have not been prosecuted for such conduct; or
violated the provisions referenced in MCC Subsection 2-92-320(a)(4)(Contracts Requiring a Base Wage); (a)(5)(Debarment Regulations); or (a)(6)(Minimum Wage Ordinance).

Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Affiliated Entity or Contractor, or any of their employees, officials, agents or partners, is barred from contracting with any unit of state or local government as a result of engaging in or being convicted of (1) bid-rigging in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-3; (2) bid-rotating in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-4; or (3) any similar offense of any state or of the United States of America that contains the same elements as the offense of bid-rigging or bid-rotating.
Neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity is listed on a Sanctions List maintained by the United States Department of Commerce, State, or Treasury, or any successor federal agency.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] (i) Neither the Applicant nor any "controlling person" [see MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I for applicability and defined terms] of the Applicant is currently indicted or charged with, or has admitted guilt of, or has ever been convicted of, or placed under supervision for, any criminal offense involving actual, attempted, or conspiracy to commit bribery, theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit against an officer or employee of the City or any "sister agency"; and (ii) the Applicant understands and acknowledges that compliance with Article I is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: If MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I applies to the Applicant, that Article's permanent compliance timeframe supersedes 5-year compliance timeframes in this Section V.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant and its Affiliated Entities will not use, nor permit their subcontractors to use, any facility listed as having an active exclusion by the U.S. EPA on the federal System for Award Management ("SAM").
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant will obtain from any contractors/subcontractors hired or to be hired in connection with the Matter certifications equal in form and substance to those in Certifications (2) and (9) above and will not, without the prior written consent ofthe City, use any such
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contractor/subcontractor that does not provide such certifications or that the Applicant has reason to believe has not provided or cannot provide truthful certifications.

11. If the Disclosing Party is unable to certify to any of the above statements in this Part B (Further Certifications), the Disclosing Party must explain below:




If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.

12. To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all current employees of the Disclosing Party who were, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the date of this EDS, an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). None.



13. To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all gifts that the Disclosing Party has given or caused to be given, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, to an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago. For purposes of this statement, a "gift" does not include: (i) anything made generally available to City employees or to the general public, or (ii) food or drink provided in the course of official City business and having a retail value of less than $25 per recipient, or (iii) a political contribution otherwise duly reported as required by law (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). As to any gift listed below, please also list the name of the City recipient.




C. CERTIFICATION OF STATUS AS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
The Disclosing Party certifies that the Disclosing Party (check one)
[ ] is [x] is not
a "financial institution" as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b).
If the Disclosing Party IS a financial institution, then the Disclosing Party pledges:
"We are not and will not become a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We further pledge that none of our affiliates is, and none of them will become, a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate of a predatory lender may result in the loss of the privilege of doing business wilh the City."

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If the Disclosing Party is unable to make this pledge because it or any of its affiliates (as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b)) is a predatory lender within the meaning of MCC Chapter 2-32, explain here (attach additional pages if necessary):




If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.

D. CERTIFICATION REGARDING FINANCIAL INTEREST IN CITY BUSINESS

Any words or terms defined in MCC Chapter 2-156 have the same meanings if used in this Part D.
In accordance with MCC Section 2-156-110: To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, does any official or employee of the City have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the Matter?

[ ] Yes [x] No

NOTE: If you checked "Yes" to Item D( 1), proceed to Items D(2) and D(3). If you checked "No" to Item D(l), skip Items D(2) and D(3) and proceed to Part E.
Unless sold pursuant to a process of competitive bidding, or otherwise permitted, no Cily elected official or employee shall have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the City, or (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit ofthe City (collectively, "City Property Sale"). Compensation for property taken pursuant to the City's eminent domain power does not constitute a financial interest within the meaning of this Part D.

Does the Matter involve a City Property Sale?

[ ] Yes [ ] No
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If you checked "Yes" to Item D(l), provide the names and business addresses of the City officials or employees having such financial interest and identify the nature of the financial interest:

Name Business Address Nature of Financial Interest






4. The Disclosing Party further certifies that no prohibited financial interest in the Matter will be acquired by any City official or employee.

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E. CERTIFICATION REGARDING SLAVERY ERA BUSINESS

Please check either (1) or (2) below. If the Disclosing Party checks (2), the Disclosing Party must disclose below or in an attachment to this EDS all information required by (2). Failure to comply with these disclosure requirements may make any contract entered into with the City in connection with the Matter voidable by the City.

X 1. The Disclosing Party verifies that the Disclosing Party has searched any and all records of the Disclosing Party and any and all predecessor entities regarding records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies during the slavery era (including insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or injury or death of their slaves), and the Disclosing Party has found no such records.

2. The Disclosing Party verifies that, as a result of conducting the search in step (1) above, the Disclosing Party has found records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies. The Disclosing Party verifies that the following constitutes full disclosure of all such records, including the names of any and all slaves or slaveholders described in those records:






SECTION VI - CERTIFICATIONS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED MATTERS

NOTE: If the Matter is federally funded, complete this Section VI. If the Matter is not federally funded, proceed to Section VII. For purposes of this Section VI, tax credits allocated by the City and proceeds of debt obligations of the City are not federal funding.

A. CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING

1. List below the names of all persons or entities registered under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, who have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter: (Add sheets if necessary):




(If no explanation appears or begins on the lines above, or if the letters "NA" or if the word "None" appear, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party means that NO persons or entities registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, have made lobbying contacts on behalf ofthe Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter.)

2. The Disclosing Party has not spent and will not expend any federally appropriated funds to pay
any person or entity listed in paragraph A(l) above for his or her lobbying activities or to pay any
person or entity to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee of any agency, as defined
by applicable federal law, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee
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of a member of Congress, in connection with the award of any federally funded contract, making any federally funded grant or loan, entering into any cooperative agreement, or to extend, continue, renew, amend, or modify any federally funded contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
The Disclosing Party will submit an updated certification at the end of each calendar quarter in which there occurs any event that materially affects the accuracy of the statements and information set forth in paragraphs A(l) and A(2) above.
The Disclosing Party certifies that either: (i) it is not an organization described in section 501(c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (ii) it is an organization described in section 501(c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986 but has not engaged and will not engage in "Lobbying Activities," as that term is defined in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended.
If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party must obtain certifications equal in form and substance to paragraphs A(l) through A(4) above from all subcontractors before it awards any subcontract and the Disclosing Party must maintain all such subcontractors' certifications for the duration ofthe Matter and must make such certifications promptly available to the City upon request.

B. CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

If the Matter is federally funded, federal regulations require the Applicant and all proposed subcontractors to submit the following information with their bids or in writing at the outset of negotiations.

Is the Disclosing Party the Applicant?
[ ] Yes [ ] No

If "Yes," answer the three questions below:
Have you developed and do you have on file affirmative action programs pursuant to applicable federal regulations? (See 41 CFR Part 60-2.)
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Have you filed with the Joint Reporting Committee, the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission all reports due under the applicable filing requirements?
[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Reports not required
Have you participated in any previous contracts or subcontracts subject to the equal opportunity clause?
[ ] Yes [ ] No

If you checked "No" to question (1) or (2) above, please provide an explanation:




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SECTION VII - FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CERTIFICATION

The Disclosing Party understands and agrees that:
The certifications, disclosures, and acknowledgments contained in this EDS will become part of any contract or other agreement between the Applicant and the City in connection with the Matter, whether procurement, City assistance, or other City action, and are material inducements to the City's execution of any contract or taking other action with respect to the Matter. The Disclosing Party understands that it must comply with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations on which this EDS is based.
The City's Governmental Ethics Ordinance, MCC Chapter 2-156, imposes certain duties and obligations on persons or entities seeking City contracts, work, business, or transactions. The full text of this ordinance and a training program is available on line at www.citvofchicago.org/Ethics , and may also be obtained from the City's Board of Ethics, 740 N. Sedgwick St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 744-9660. The Disclosing Party must comply fully with this ordinance.
If the City determines that any information provided in this EDS is false, incomplete or inaccurate, any contract or other agreement in connection with which it is submitted may be rescinded or be void or voidable, and the City may pursue any remedies under the contract or agreement (if not rescinded or void), at law, or in equity, including terminating the Disclosing Party's participation in the Matter and/or declining to allow the Disclosing Party to participate in other City transactions. Remedies at law for a false statement of material fact may include incarceration and an award to the City of treble damages.
It is the City's policy to make this document available to the public on its Internet site and/or upon request. Some or all of the information provided in, and appended to, this EDS may be made publicly available on the Internet, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, or otherwise. By completing and signing this EDS, the Disclosing Party waives and releases any possible rights or claims which it may have against the City in connection with the public release of information contained in this EDS and also authorizes the City to verify the accuracy of any information submitted in this EDS.
The information provided in this EDS must be kept current. In the event of changes, the Disclosing Party must supplement this EDS up to the time the City takes action on the Matter. If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, the Disclosing Party must update this EDS as the contract requires. NOTE: With respect to Matters subject to MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I (imposing PERMANENT INELIGIBILITY for certain specified offenses), the information provided herein regarding eligibility must be kept current for a longer period, as required by MCC Chapter 1 -23 and Section 2-154-020.








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CERTIFICATION

Under penalty of perjury, the person signing below: (1) warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, on behalf of the Disclosing Party', and (2) warranls that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, arc true, accurate and complete as ofthe date furnished to the City.


Green Era Educational NFP
(Prim or type exact legal name of Disclosing Patty )

By: •-; / (Sign here)

( EriKa Allen
(Print or type name of person signing)

Director and President
(Print or type title of person signing)


Signed and sworn to before me on (date) /ST XOOlL .~tkm«4. J7//W3 (sate).


Notary Publt<

Commission expires: / 2. j j J^ I


















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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX A

FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS

This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5%. It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.

Under MCC Section 2-154-015, the Disclosing Party must disclose whether such Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently has a "familial relationship" with any elected city official or department head. A "familial relationship" exists if, as of the date this EDS is signed, the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof is related to the mayor, any alderman, the city clerk, the city treasurer or any city department head as spouse or domestic partner or as any of the following, whether by blood or adoption: parent, child, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather or stepmother, stepson or stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister or half-brother or half-sister.

"Applicable Party" means (1) all executive officers of the Disclosing Party listed in Section II.B. 1 .a., if the Disclosing Party is a corporation; all partners ofthe Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a general partnership; all general partners and limited partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited partnership; all managers, managing members and members of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited liability company; (2) all principal officers of the Disclosing Party; and (3) any person having more than a 7.5% ownership interest in the Disclosing Party. "Principal officers means the president, chief operating officer, executive director, chief financial officer, treasurer or secretary of a legal entity or any person exercising similar authority.

Does the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently have a "familial relationship" with an elected city official or department head?

[ ] Yes M No

If yes, please identify below (1) the name and title of such person, (2) the name of the legal entity to which such person is connected; (3) the name and title of the elected city official or department head to whom such person has a familial relationship, and (4) the precise nature of such familial relationship.









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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX B

BUILDING CODE SCOFFLAW/PROBLEM LANDLORD CERTIFICATION

This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5% (an "Owner"). It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.
Pursuant to MCC Section 2-154-010, is the Applicant or any Owner identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?

[ ] Yes IX] No
If the Applicant is a legal entity publicly traded on any exchange, is any officer or director of the Applicant identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?

[ ] Yes [ ] No |xl The Applicant is not publicly traded on any exchange.


3. If yes to (1) or (2) above, please identify below the name of each person or legal entity identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord and the address of each building or buildings to which the pertinent code violations apply.

























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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX C

PROHIBITION ON WAGE & SALARY HISTORY SCREENING - CERTIFICATION

This Appendix is to be completed only by an Applicant that is completing this EDS as a "contractor" as defined in MCC Section 2-92-385. That section, which should be consulted (www.amlegal.com ), generally covers a party to any agreement pursuant to which they: (i) receive City of Chicago funds in consideration for services, work or goods provided (including for legal or other professional services), or (ii) pay the City money for a license, grant or concession allowing them to conduct a business on City premises.

On behalf of an Applicant that is a contractor pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-385,1 hereby certify that the Applicant is in compliance with MCC Section 2-92-385(b)(1) and (2), which prohibit: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, or (ii) seeking job applicants' wage or salary history from current or former employers. I also certify that the Applicant has adopted a policy that includes those prohibitions.
[ ] Yes
[ ]No
|X] N/A -1 am not an Applicant that is a "contractor" as defined in MCC Section 2-92-385. This certification shall serve as the affidavit required by MCC Section 2-92-385(c)(l). If you checked "no" to the above, please explain.





















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