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The state of Illinois has executed a purchase and sale agreement with the buyer of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop

State Pushes Back Deadline for Bids on Thompson Center

The state has extended the deadline for prospective buyers to bid on downtown Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center. With that extended deadline comes a new closing date on a sale of the state government office building, now set at April 2022. 

The due date to respond to the state’s request for proposals was originally August 16. Now, that date has been pushed to Oct. 8, according to Illinois’ Central Management Services (CMS) office. 

“Several vendors interested in responding to the RFP have requested additional time to develop their proposals to reflect a number of positive developments that will impact pricing including the zoning change passed by City Council, memorandum of understanding with the Chicago Transit Authority, and a memorandum of agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources,” CMS said in a statement. 

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