Survey On The Future Of The TIF Program

April 13 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Action, Research, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Reform

The TIF Illumination Project has Illuminated 147 TIFs across 25 wards. Over 2,000 people have been at these meetings and over 40 media stories have been written about our work. We’d like to know what YOU think should now be done with or to the TIF Program in Chicago. PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY. THANK YOU!

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Loft Space Available @ The CivicLab June 1

April 4 | Posted by Tom Tresser | About us, TIF News

Come June 1st, the loft space at The CivicLab will be available! We have a great location in the West Loop blocks... Read more

TIF Project Highlighted at Planning Conference

March 31 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Research, TIF 101, TIF Illumionation Services, TIF News

http://issuu.com/cmrenner/docs/cnu-conference-final-20140325 – Free download of presentations and material from 2013 conference on new ways of doing urban development. We did a piece... Read more

Protests Continue In The 46th Ward

March 5 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Action, TIF Abuse, TIF News

$14 million in public subsidies for a luxury high-rise across the street from Lincoln Park?  Would an elected official support stripping public... Read more

Tom Explains The CivicLab & The TIF Illumination Project

February 17 | Posted by Tom Tresser | About us, Privatization, Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF Abuse, TIF News

Check out this great video shot by the folks at the Progressive Democrats of America. It’s 28 minutes long and lays out... Read more

Help Us Spread The Word

February 15 | Posted by Tom Tresser | About us, Public Action, Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF News

Can you help us spread the word in your community about our TIF Illumination work? Please download this TIP flyer and make... Read more

The TIF Illumination Project Is One Year Old!

February 14 | Posted by Tom Tresser | About us, Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

We launched the TIF Illumination Project at the Chopin Theater one year ago! What a wild ride it’s been. Here is an... Read more

Fighting TIFs

February 2 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Action, Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF Abuse, TIF News, TIF Reform

Fed up with the Chicago TIF scam? You can fight back. Here’s what the folks in the 46th Ward are doing to... Read more

The Commons. Are You In?

January 29 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Privatization, Public Education+Organizing, TIF News

Check out this brief video from our colleagues at On The Commons.

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Who Plans What For Who? Let’s Examine Chicago Planning Efforts

January 26 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Privatization, Public Education+Organizing, Research, TIF News

Chicago Teachers For Social Justice and the CivicLab are collaborating for a six-week session where people come together to examine an issue... Read more

TIF Extreme Logic – Public $ For PRIVATE Park

January 8 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Privatization, Public Action, Public Education+Organizing, Tax Scams, TIF 101, TIF Abuse, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

Join the fight in the 46th Ward to stop JDL Development from getting $14 million in public dollars for a luxury high... Read more

46th Ward Forum Protests TIF Use

January 8 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Action, Public Education+Organizing, TIF Abuse, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

Angela Spinazze kicked off this town meeting January 3 to interrogate the proposed gift of $14 million to JDL Development for a... Read more