Tax Scams

  • TIF Extreme Logic – Public $ For PRIVATE Park

    by - Jan 8, 2014
    Join the fight in the 46th Ward to stop JDL Development from getting $14 million in public dollars for a luxury high rise across the street from Lincoln Park. This development includes a PRIVATE park for...
  • The Perils Of Privatization

    by - Dec 19, 2013
    Historian and reporter for The Nation Rick Perlstein is doing a series of articles on the perils of privatization. In this 13 minute interview on WBEZ he lays out the reasons to be very skeptical about...
  • We Could’ve Told Them…

    by - Dec 14, 2013
    From AlterNet, “Corporate Extortion: States Are Giving Billions to Corporations That Don’t Create Jobs.” We learn that… “Economic development officials value business tax incentives as tools needed to compete with other states,” a November report commissioned...
  • Watch This Video

    by - Sep 26, 2013
    Watch this and then come to the public forum at DePaul on October 3 at 6:30pm! Tweet...Read More
  • DePaul Seeks $300 Million

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    Here’s a report from a DePaul graduate: Last night I received a call from DePaul, as an alumnus, asking for help in raising $300M for the school’s comprehensive fundraising campaign – $100M of which would go...
  • Inside Story Of TIF Abuse Plus A Call To Get involved

    by - May 20, 2013
    This post was contributed by a person who has attended several of our TIF town meetings. I work for a Chicago company that was the recipient of a $5 million dollar TIF grant. We got a...
  • DePaul Wants $103 Million Of Public Funding For New Stadium Complex

    by - May 17, 2013
    The Mayor has announced plans for hundreds of millions of dollars on tourism-related construction, including 10,000 seat basketball arena for DePaul University near McCormick Place. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the project will require $103 million...
  • Pass The Privatization Transparency Ordinance

    by - Apr 27, 2013
    Is your alderman on the list of sponsors of the Privatization Transparency Ordinance”? If so, call them and tell them to get it out of Alderman Mell’s committee and have voted on by the full City...
  • Wait, Does This Have Anything To Do With Dick Mell?

    by - Apr 19, 2013
    So we are seeing a lot about the Bus Rapid Transit project being pushed aggressively by the city and an impressive list of policy, planning and transit organizations. But wait, who is going to PAY for...
  • Alderman Mell Wouldn’t Screw Us, Would He?

    by - Apr 19, 2013
    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Alderman Dick Mell is blocking a vote on a bill that would make privatization deals in the city more transparent and S L O W them down. “Introduced last November by...
336x280ad