Public Education+Organizing

  • Help Us Produce “The TIF Hall of Shame”

    by - Jan 17, 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.”...
  • “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. TweetLike this:Like Loading......Read More
  • 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...
  • TIF Project In New Book from SAIC

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    Tom has an article in Art Against the Law from the School of the Art Institute (edited by Rebecca Zorach), “The TIF Illumination Project and Civic Imagination.” Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/ArtxLaw. TweetLike this:Like Loading......Read More
  • 27th Ward Illuminated (Again!)

    by - Nov 7, 2014
    It was a star-studded 25th TIF town meeting on November 7, 2014 at VenueOne when we Illuminated the 12 TIFs of the 27th Ward. Here is part of the presentation. The full version, including all the...
  • TIF Video Project Crowdfunding Campaign Launched!

    by - Oct 27, 2014
    Do you want EVERYONE to get Illuminated? If you do, will you please make an investment in our first crowdfunding campaign? We are seeking to raise $15,000 to produce five twenty minute videos on all aspects...
  • 21st Ward Illuminated

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    We Illuminated the seven TIFs of the 21st Ward last night at the Woodson Regional Library. Download this presentation here for just $2.50. You can purchase the full presentation at the TIF Data Store. Read coverage...
  • Standing Room Only At 2nd Ward Illumination

    by - Sep 17, 2014
    Thanks to the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance there were over 200 people in the room to experience the 2nd Ward Illumination on September 15, 2014. Here is coverage from Progress Illinois.  You can purchase the presentation...
  • FOIA Request To Find $1.7 Billion In TIF Funds

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    This afternoon the CivicLab filed a Freedom Of Information Act request with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development to get a complete accounting of where our $1.71 billion in property taxes are stashed. We seek...
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