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Record #: O2019-4104   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/12/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 7/24/2019
Title: Class 7(c) tax status for property at 1725-1741 W 21st St
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: TAX INCENTIVES - Class 7(c)
Attachments: 1. O2019-4104.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

June 12,2019










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing a Class 7C tax status for property located at 1725 W. 21il Street.

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 under Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois authorized to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has enacted the Cook County Tax Incentive Ordinance, Classification System for Assessment, as amended from time to time (the "County Ordinance"), which provides for, among other things, real estate tax incentives to property owners who build, rehabilitate, enhance and occupy property which is located within Cook County, Illinois and which is used primarily for commercial purposes; and

WHEREAS, the City, consistent with the County Ordinance, wishes to induce industry to locate and expand in the City by supporting financial incentives in the form of property tax relief; and

WHEREAS, Wrk In Prgrss, LLC, d/b/a Gertrude, Inc., an Illinois limited liability company ("Applicant") owns certain real estate generally located at 1725-41 West 21st Street, Chicago Illinois 60608, as further described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Project Site"), which is located within the boundaries of the Enterprise Zone No. 1 in the Lower West Side community Area ("Area"); and
WHEREAS, the Applicant proposes to rehabilitate an approximately 15,250 square foot abandoned Project Site and redevelop it into commercial office space (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the City's Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") has determined that the Project Site was last occupied in 2006; and
WHEREAS, the Project will increase employment opportunities, economic activity in the area and growth in the real property tax base; and
WHEREAS, the redevelopment objective of the City in connection with the Project Site is to redevelop underutilized properties, attract new businesses and retain and encourage the expansion of existing viable businesses, increase employment opportunities, increase economic activity in the area, and growth in the real property tax base; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant has filed an eligibility application for a Class 7(c) tax incentive under the County Ordinance with the Office of the Assessor of Cook County, Illinois (the "Assessor") ; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Assessor to determine that an application for a Class 7(c) classification is eligible pursuant to the County Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the County Ordinance provides that, in connection with the filing of a Class 7(c) eligibility application/with the Assessor, the applicant must obtain from the municipality in which such real estate that is proposed for Class 7(c) designation is located an ordinance or resolution expressly stating that, among other things, (a) the municipality has determined that eligibility factors of the County Ordinance are present, and (b) the municipality supports and consents to the Class 7(c) application to the Assessor; and
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WHEREAS, DPD has reviewed the proposed Project and has determined that it meets the necessary eligibility requirements for Class 7(c) designation, and recommends to City Council that the City expressly determine, among other things, by ordinance that (a) the required eligibility factors are present, and (b) the City supports and consents to the Class 7(c) classification by the Assessor of the Project Site; now, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. The above recitals are hereby expressly incorporated as if fully set forth
herein.

SECTION 2. The City hereby determines that the Project meets eligibility factor (1) of the County Ordinance in that the Project Site is deemed a redevelopment priority by the City by being located in an area in need of commercial development and designated by the City as Enterprise Zone No. 1.

SECTION 3. The City hereby determines that the Project meets eligibility factor (2) under the County Ordinance in that real estate taxes for the Project Site for three of the last six years have either declined or remained stagnant due to the depressed condition of the Area.

SECTION 4. The City hereby determines that the Project meets eligibility factor (3) of the County Ordinance in that there is a reasonable expectation that the Project is viable and likely to go forward on a reasonably timely basis if granted Class 7(c) designation and will therefore result in the economic enhancement of the Area.

SECTION 5. The City hereby determines that the Project meets eligibility factor (4) of the County Ordinance in that certification of the Project for Class 7(c) designation will materially assist development, redevelopment or rehabilitation of the Area and the Project would not go forward without the full incentive offered under Class 7(c).
SECTION 6. The City hereby determines that the Project meets eligibility factor (5) of the County Ordinance in that certification of the Project for Class 7(c) designation is reasonably expected to ultimately result in an increase in real property tax revenue and employment opportunities within the Area.

SECTION 7. The City hereby expressly determines that eligibility factors (1) through (5) of the County Ordinance are present for the Project, and hereby expressly supports and consents to the Class 7(c) application of the Applicant to the Assessor for Class 7(c) designation of the Project and the Project Site.

SECTION 8. The City hereby determines that conditions exist which justify finding that the Project Site is deemed "abandoned" for the purpose of the Class 7 (c) designation.

SECTION 9. The City has received and filed the Applicant's Economic Disclosure Statement, as defined in the County Ordinance.
SECTION 10. The Commissioner or Acting Commissioner of DPD (the "Commissioner"), or a designee of the Commissioner, are each hereby authorized to deliver a certified copy of this ordinance to the Assessor and to furnish such additional information as
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may be required in connection with the filing of the application by the Applicant with the Assessor for Class 7(c) designation of the Project.

SECTION 11. This ordinance shall be effective from and after its passage and approval.

















































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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

June 12,2019










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 an ordinance authorizing a Class 7C tax status for property located at 1725 W. 21sl Street.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

Mayor
EXHIBIT A
Project Site
Legal Description ofthe Project Site:
LOTS 11 THROUGH 17 BOTH INCLUSIVE, IN SHOENBERGER'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 63 IN THE SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS



Property Address of Real Estate:
1725-41 West 21st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608


Permanent Tax Identification Numbers:
17-19-424-008-0000,17-19-424-009-0000,17-19-424-010-0000, 17-19-424-011 -0000,17-19-424-012-0000 and 17-19-424-013-0000






























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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT

SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION
Legal name ofthe Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable: Wrk In Prgrss, LLC dba GERTRUDE, Inc.

Check ONE ofthe 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:

c/o 2150 South Canalport Avenue
Business address of the Disclosing Party: „ ,nmo
& J Chicago, IL 60608
1725-41 West 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608 c/o jtruong@mmbtaxlaw.com OR
Telephone: c/o 312-263-4308 Fax: N/A Email: gbehrens@mmbtaxlaw.com
(Attorney) Jennifer Truong 312-263-4308
Name of contact person: (sole member) Otis D. Gibson
Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one): _

F. Brief description of the Matter to which this EDS pertains. (Include project numbcr and location of property, if applicable):

7C Application for 1725-41 West 21st Street, Chicago IL 60608 '

G. Which City agency or department is requesting this EDS?DePariment of Planning & Development

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

Specification/; N-/A and Contract// N/,A

SECTION II - DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP INTERESTS
A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY
1. Indicate the nature of the Disclosing Party:
[ ] Person [X] Limited liability company
[ ] Publicly registered business corporation [ ] Limited liability partnership
f ] Privately held business corporation [ j Joint venture
[ ] Sole proprietorship [ j Not-for-profit corporation
[ ] General partnership (Is the not-for-profit corporation also a 501(c)(3))?
[ ] Limited partnership [ ] Yes [ ] No
[ ] Trust [ ] 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 Dlinois: Has the organization registered to do
business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity7
[ ] Yes [ } No [xl Organized in Illinois
B. EF 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 entitles, 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 of the Applicant.
NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.
Name Title
Otis D. Gibson President and sole member
of Wrk In Prgrss, LLC and sole shareholder of
GERTRUDE. Inc.

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
Otis D. Gibson 2150 South Canalport Avenue, Chicago IL 60608 1 "iVVrk In Prqrss, LLC
Otis D. Gibson 2150 South Canalport Avenue, Chicago IL 60608 ;GERTRUDE, Inc.



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 [X] 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 [X] 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 ofthe 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 [X] 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 interest(s).



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 retained or anticipated Address to be retained)
see attached
Relationship to Disclosing Party (subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist, etc.)
Fees (indicate whether paid or estimated.) NOTE: "hourly rate" or "t.b.d." is
not an acceptable response.


(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 of the Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?

[ ] Yes [X] No [ ] No person directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of the 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 [X]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 tine, 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) widi committing any ofthe 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 ofthe Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any-other official, agent or employee ofthe Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official ofthe 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 ofthe 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] ofthe 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 1 is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: Tf 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:
N/A .



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 ofthe 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").
N/A



13. To the best of the 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, ofthe 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 ofthe City recipient.
N/A



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 m MCC Chapter 2-32. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate ot a predatory lender may result in the loss ofthe privilege of doing business with 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): N/A



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 of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, does any official or employee ofthe 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 City 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 of the 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 [X] No
If you checked "Yes" to Item D(l), provide the names and business addresses ofthe City officials or employees having such financial interest and identify the nature ofthe 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.

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 dr 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
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 of the 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 defmed
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 ofthe 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 w w\v.c i t yof'c 11 icapo.oi u/Et hics, 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 infonnation 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 infonnation submitted in this EDS.
The infonnation 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 ofthe Disclosing Party, and (2) warrants that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, are true, accurate and complete as of the date furnished to the City.


Wrk In Prgrss, LLC dba GERTRUDE, INC.

(Sign here;

Otis D. Gibson
(Print or type name of person signing)
President and Sole Member
(Print or type title of person signing)

Signed and sworn to before me on (date)

NIKKIYA L MCNEAL Official Seal Notary Public - State of Illinois My Commission Expires Aug 16, 2022

















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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX A

FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND D EPARTM ENT I LEADS

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 ofthe Disclosing Party listed in Section II.B.l.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 ofthe 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 ofthe 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 D<] 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 ofthe 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 SCOFFLAVV/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 |x] 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 [x] The Applicant is not publicly traded on any exchange.
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
ATTEND IX 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 fwww.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 2-92-3 85(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.
r:]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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Monday, December 31, 2018
McKracken McKracken & Behrens Attn: Jennifer Truong - Attorney at Law 111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1540 Chicago, IL 60602
Dear Jennifer,
Please find below the requested information supporting the 7C Tax Incentive Application for WRK IN PRGRSS, LLC, specifying attorneys, contractors, subcontractors, and architect that we have retained and what we have paid them YTD for the WRK IN PRGRSS property.
Attorneys
Acosta Law Office 2401 South Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL 60608 YTD $2,000
McCracken McCracken & Behrens PC 111 West Washington Street, Suite 1540 Chicago, IL 60602 YTD$_0
Contractor
*YTD amount reflects 50% of payment made to contractor to date; the remaining 50% is due upon completion of work.
Skyline Development 10126 Belden Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60164 *YTD $95,915

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Subcontractors
*YTD amounts reflect 50% of payment made to subcontractors to date; the remaining 50% is due upon completion of work.
Christ and Don Demolition 1754 South Millard Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 YTD $26,000
Hernandez Brothers Landscaping *YTD $2,500
All Pro Builder LLC 3234 N. Richmond Street Chicago, IL 60618 YTD $2,200
Accolade Excavation 7777 N. Caldwell Ave. Niles, IL 60714 *YTD $130,410
DM Pro Construction 48260 W. Nelson Chicago, IL 60641 *YTD $30,825
ES Windows & Systems, Inc. 4562 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60630 *YTD $20,254.28
Standard Iron Works, Inc. 4411 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60651 *YTD$_2_0J50

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Vec Inc.
6354 S. Kolin Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 *YTD $35,000
The Structural Shop 9601 River Street Schiller Park, IL 60176 YTD $18,000
For Services Rendered (Industrial Design) 1335 26th Street, Unit 5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 YTD $5,800
Reynaldo Torres (Painter) 6219 S. Albani Chicago, IL 60629 YTD $200
Fernando Garza (Project Manager) 5622 S. Trumbull Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 YTD $10,834.86
Chicago Department of Revenue (Permitting) Department of Buildings 121 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60602 YTD $20,000
ComEd
3500 North California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 YTD $2,135.67

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The Home Depot YTD $16,709.51
Architect
Thomas Montgomery, Architect 1701 W. 18th Place Chicago, IL 60608 YTD $3,850

TOTAL PAYMENTS TO DATE: $441,984.32

Should you have any questions, please contact me any time at 312.266.4401. or by email at olis.gibson@gertrude.agency
Best regards,




Otis D. Gibson WRK IN PRGRSS, LLC Owner
1727 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608















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