Training

  • “TIF 101″ Returns To The CivicLab

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    By popular demand (OK, one person kept emailing us), “TIF 101” returns to the CivicLab on August 20 at 7pm. Online Ticketing for TIF 101 – All About Chicago’s Tax Increment Financing Program powered by Eventbrite...
  • “TIF 101″ Workshop Oct. 30

    by - Oct 27, 2013
    You’re heard all about them. Now it’s time to learn all about TIFs. “TIF 101” is Wednesday, October 30 at the CivicLab at 7pm. We did the research. We know what TIFs are doing in every...
  • Tom Teaches “TIF 101″ Workshop

    by - Sep 12, 2013
    Tom Tresser has been doing TIF Illumination workshops all over the city. Now you can see what over 1,600 other people have seen – how TIFs work REALLY. Attend the “TIF 101″ workshop at the CivicLab...
  • 39th Ward Parent Asks “Where Was Our Alderman?”

    by - Aug 28, 2013
    Rick Cardis was one of the organizers of the 39th Ward TIF Illumination held at the Belding School on August 27. Alderman Laurino had RSVP’d that she would attend. Instead, her Director of Economic Development John...
  • 39th Ward Illuminated

    by - Aug 27, 2013
    Lord, it was HOT inside the Belding School auditorium tonight! And it just got HOTTER after the five TIFs of the 39th were Illuminated. Alderman Laurino was a no-show, No surprise. View all the TIF Illuminations...
  • 26 Wards, 152 TIFs Illuminated!

    by - Aug 24, 2013
    We gave an update to a group of TIF Illumination organizers today at the CivicLab. The TIF illumination Project was launched in February and six months later we’ve Illuminated 152 TIFs across 26 wards! The map...
  • Logan Square TIF Forum

    by - Jul 6, 2013
    Neighbors from Logan Square want to know what TIFs are doing to their community. Even though we were supposed to be on summer break after doing 12 Wards in four months – we couldn’t say no. ...
  • TIF Illumination Project Profiled

    by - Jul 4, 2013
    The volunteers of the CivicLab’s TIF Illumination Project are honored to be profiled in the July 22 issue of The Nation in a cover story feature entitled, “Chicago Rising.” The author attended the 4th Ward TIF...
  • 49th Ward Illuminated – We’re Done (for now)

    by - Jul 2, 2013
    It was a packed house at the Loyola Park field house on July 1. Despite a beautifully balmy summer night, over 100 people came to see the TIFs of the 49th Ward Illuminated. Thanks to Don...
  • 50th Ward Illuminated

    by - Jun 11, 2013
    70 people made it to the Devon Bank Tuesday night to see the TIFs of the 50th Ward Illuminated. Ben Joravsky, political reporter for The Chicago Reader, gave a great talk and urged all the attendees...
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