Public Education+Organizing

  • We Ask The Mayor About TIFs And He Answers!

    by - Sep 1, 2015
    What a night at Malcolm X College. About 300 people showed up for the first 2016 Budget Town Hall presided over by Mayor Emanuel and attended by all his department heads. Dozens of folks got one...
  • Tom Talks TIFs on “Politics Tonight”

    by - Jul 15, 2015
    Tom Tresser was on “Politics Tonight” on July 14, 2015 reacting to Mayor Emanuel’s announcement that seven Loop-area TIFs are to be shut down. Tweet ...
  • Help The TIF Illumination Project Survive!

    by - Jul 4, 2015
    The CivicLab has closed but the TIF Illumination Project can continue! Please contribute to our crowdfunding campaign today. CLICK HERE to support The TIF Illumination Project Tweet ...
  • CivicLab Closes June 30

    by - Jun 28, 2015
    After two years of hosting organizations and efforts aimed at making Chicago a better and more just city the CivicLab must close its doors on June 30, 2015.We invite you comment on our work at our...
  • Help Us Produce “The TIF Hall of Shame”

    by - Mar 10, 2015
    OK – 80 donors contributed to our first crowdfunding campaign and we produced and uploaded the first of five TIF training videos, “TIF 101“! Now help us produce the second video, “The TIF Hall of Shame.”...
  • 17th Ward Illuminated

    by - Feb 12, 2015
    It was TIF town meeting #32 on Wednesday night, February 11, 2015 at the Way of Truth M.B. Church on 6458 S. California Avenue as we lit up the six TIFs of the 17th Ward. This...
  • 25th Ward Illuminated

    by - Jan 31, 2015
    We lit up the 11 TIFs of the 25th Ward at the Rudy Lozano Library on January 29, 2015 for the Pilsen Alliance. It was yet another spirited night of civic learning, civic indignation and civic...
  • “TIF 101” Video Now Available!

    by - Jan 9, 2015
    We are super proud of producing our first online TIF training video, “TIF 101”! You can watch the 20 minute video right here: Thanks to the 80 people who contributed to this project. We are now...
  • “TIF 101” Video Preview Live!

    by - Dec 26, 2014
    Thanks to the 80 donors who gave to our crowdfunding campaign! “TIF 101” is in post-production and we can’t wait to release it online. Here’s a tasty preview. Tweet ...
  • 11th Ward To Be Illuminated Dec 4

    by - Nov 22, 2014
    Join us on December 4 when we Illuminate the 11th Ward!  We’ll be at The First Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Room, 643 W. 31st Street from. 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Details here. Contribute to our crowdfunding campaign...