Public Education+Organizing

  • 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...
  • Interview Reveals Tom’s Back Story

    by - Sep 8, 2014
    CivicLab co-founder Tom Tresser was interviewed for the master designer series of podcasts produced by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative. The podcst is 47 minutes long. What does Tom have to do with design? Well...
  • All TIF Presentations Now Available

    by - Sep 4, 2014
    Since February of 2013 The TIF Illumination Project has Illuminated 127 TIFs across 29 wards in front of some 3,400 people. In case you missed any of those thrilling presentations, you can now download any or...
  • TIF Presentations Viewed 44,000+ Times!

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    We upload all the TIF presentations to http://www.slideshare.net/tomtee. These presentations have been viewed over 44,000 times! The champ is the two presentations on the 27th ward which were viewed a total 4,292 times.Thar works out to...
  • 23rd Ward Illumination Online

    by - Aug 28, 2014
    It was a stormy night in the John F. Kennedy High School auditorium last night as the TIF Illumination Project revealed the details on the six TIFs for the 23rd ward. The PowerPoint presentation is available...
  • Chicago Reader Cites Work of TIF Project

    by - Aug 27, 2014
      Thanks to tireless TIF reporter Ben Joravsky of The Chicago Reader for this wonderful piece. He connects the dots from the supposed state of Chicago’s finances to the plight of our public schools and the...
  • “Running For Local Office” Workshop 9/13

    by - Aug 25, 2014
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