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  • 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...
  • 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.”...
  • 33rd Ward Illuminated

    by - Jan 16, 2015
    It was warm and cozy at Brisku’s Bar in the 33rd Ward last night as we lit up the TIFs of the 33rd Ward. Hosted by aldermanic candidate Tim Meegan the TIF Illumination Project delivered its...
  • “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
  • “TIF Atlas” Now On Sale!

    by - Dec 15, 2014
    Now you can own the data that has been driving the TIF Illumination Project all over the city for the past 18 months! Download your very own “TIF Atlas of Chicago Wards” at the TIF Data...
  • Tom On TIFs + Illinois Schools

    by - Dec 13, 2014
    Check out Tom’s article in the Fall 2014 issue of The Journal of School Business Management on “Tax Increment Financing in Illinois.” This piece was aimed at all the Chief Financial Officers of school districts across...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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