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  • 24th Ward Illuminated

    by - Nov 12, 2015
    It was TIF Illumination #45 at St. Agatha’s Church in Lawndale on November 11, 2015! We lit up the seven TIFs of the 24th Ward in front of 50 people. Our host was the Dream Builders...
  • 21st Ward Illuminated

    by - Nov 4, 2015
    It was a hot time in the 21st ward on November 3, 2015 when we did the 44th TIF town meeting for the 21st ward. We met at the Greater Walters AME Zion Church at 8400...
  • Mayor AND School Board President Are Illuminated!

    by - Oct 21, 2015
                      That’s Woodstock School District 200 Board President Camille Goodwin sitting next to Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager sitting in the back row of the TIF Illumination we did...
  • Illuminating TIFs in Woodstock

    by - Oct 4, 2015
    The TIF Illumination Project takes to the road! We’ll be Illuminating TIFs in Woodstock, Illinois on October 20.   Tweet
  • 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...
  • 2014 TIF Analysis Published!

    by - Aug 15, 2015
    From large spreadsheets our 2014 TIF Illumination Analysis grows! Thanks to our team of TIF Illuminators we have downloaded, opened and reviewed everyone of the 150 2014 Chicago TIF annual reports. Our team plicked the numbers...
  • $1.4 Billion Sitting In TIF Accounts – We FOIA (Again)

    by - Aug 7, 2015
    While we are still waiting for Chicago’s 2014 TIF reports, the mayor’s office has released its 2015 city budget analysis. They admit to $1.4 BILLION sitting in TIF accounts on January 1, 2015. But, regrettably, it’s...
  • Purchase TIF Swag!

    by - Jul 28, 2015
    How would you like a TIF Illumination Project poster created by our czarina of design, Carlyn So? Or how about a hand-made DVD containing our two TIF training videos, “TIF 101” and “TIFs Off the Rails”?...
  • Tom Tackles TIFs on “Chicago Tonight”

    by - Jul 24, 2015
    From July 23, 2015. Tom Tresser goes head to head with Greg Hinz from Crain’s Chicago Business. Tweet

    “TIFs Off the Rails” Now Online!

    by - Jul 23, 2015
    Our second TIF training video is now available for your viewing pleasure! Thanks to the 46 donors who made this production possible! Tweet ...