Problems With TIFs- The Research

How much time do you have? Here are a few of the articles, reports and resources we have encountered over the past five years as we have explored the wonderful world of TIFs.

Are TIFs racist? If they are, then that pretty much wraps up an evaluation of this long-abused program in Chicago. Read the article->Is TIF Racist-Knight

What if TIFs have NOTHING to do with economic development? Wouldn’t that be the stake through the heart of this vampire program that has been draining billions of dollars of property taxes FROM their proper use over the decades? Prof. T. William Lester, who is from Chicago and knows our politics well, has a pretty damning conclusion. Read his article->Chicago TIFs+But For Test-Lester

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