The ILLBA Roundup

Monday January 23, 2023

Upcoming Events

SaveThe Date!

Coffee With The ILLBA

  Via Zoom

Wednesday February 22nd 10AM CT

Registration Now Open

55 Days'Til Spring !

City of Chicago Updates

Webinars and Workshops

Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s

FREE business education webinars .

Click here for the schedule


Did you know?

BACP offers an Entrepreneur Certificate Program. Once an entrepreneur successfully completes the program, they will be eligible to apply for an entrepreneurial loan with our partner bank, @CIBC.

Click here for program overview and requirements


Compliments? Complaints, Incidents?

Report it!

Non Emergency - call 311

Emergency numbers

O'Hare 773-894-9111

Midway 773-838-9111

Incident Report - issues, complaints and compliments

Click here for incident report

If you witness an incident, do not confront the individual(s) for safety reasons. The CDA encourages you to use one of the above ways to inform authorities.


2023 Membership Dues

Members who are scheduled to renew their ILLBA membership in January, february or March should have received a renewal notice this week. Did not receive a notice? Please check your spam folder or contact Paula for assistance.

We offer the convenience of renewing by credit card. Simply click the payment link at the bottom of your email.

Thank you to vendor member Century Business Solutions/Ebiz Charge for their support in providing this convenient payment solution.

Questions? Contact Paula for assistance.

2023 NLA Scholarship Program - Apply BeforeThe Friday Deadline!

Learn how you can attend your first CD/NLA show (March 5-8th, Las Vegas ) and receive a free show pass, three hotel nights, and more!

Join ILLBA members Paula DeBiasi of Chicago CoachWorks, Bruce Hill of Black Pearl Transportation, James Jordan of Lux Tux Transportation and Erik Malone of Erik Malone Transport - some of our former scholarship winners!

The application deadline is Friday January 27th

Find out more -

Drivers Caught On Camera Blocking Bike Lanes Downtown Could Soon Be Ticketed

A proposed ordinance would have cameras added on CTA buses and light posts to catch drivers parked illegally in bike lanes, bus lanes and loading zones — and they'd be ticketed.

Read Block Club Chicago article

IDOT And CDOT Reach Agreement To Streamline Iplementation

Of Safety Improvements

Collaboration to help address rise in traffic fatalities, improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation have come to a new agreement that will streamline and accelerate the process of delivering proven and scalable safety measures on local roads and state routes within the City of Chicago. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman and CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi, establishes preapproval of certain infrastructure designs related to Chicago's urban street context to improve safety for people walking, biking and driving.

Read press release here


 IDOT Construction Projects

For a list of the construction projects around Illinois by district, click here

News You Can Use

Your Private Jet Isn’t Actually Private. Airliners And The FAA Are Trying To Change That

Several programs have been introduced that allow jet operators to opt out of sharing tail numbers, concealing your identity.

One of the great perks of private aviation is right there in the name: privacy. But the ability to stay hidden from prying eyes applies only inside the cabin. Social-media accounts that broadcast flight patterns of noteworthy names—including Drake, Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi, Kim Kardashian and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, as well as numerous sanctioned Russian oligarchs—have racked up millions of followers, with the Twitter handle @ElonJet gaining international attention before Musk himself suspended the account.

Read more from the Robb Report

Air Travel Disruptions Likely To Continue, Says United CEO

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby warned travelers of more turbulence this year when it comes to flight operations based on several ongoing challenges.

Read more

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."

 -Norman Ralph Augustine