TIF 101

  • “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 Illuminated

    by - Dec 5, 2014
    It was another full house for a TIF town meeting, or Illumination, as we fondly call these community gatherings. We lit up the TIFs of the 11th ward. About 60 people packed the community room at...
  • 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...
  • 27th Ward To Be Illuminated!

    by - Oct 13, 2014
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  • 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...
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