$14 million in public subsidies for a luxury high-rise across the street from Lincoln Park? Would an elected official support stripping public funds from public education and public parks to build a private park? If you’re Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th Ward, the answer is “You bet!” Here’s the story of the latest protest in the north side community.
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Check out this great video shot by the folks at the Progressive Democrats of America. It’s 28 minutes long and lays out what the CivicLab is all about and how The TIF Illumination Project works AND reveals the details of the 12 TIFs of the 27th Ward. Whew!
Fed up with the Chicago TIF scam? You can fight back. Here’s what the folks in the 46th Ward are doing to roll back the promised gift of millions of public dollars for a luxury high-rise across the street from Lincoln Park. Here is a summary of TIF activity in the 46th Ward up to 2010. Here is the presentation... Read more
Join the fight in the 46th Ward to stop JDL Development from getting $14 million in public dollars for a luxury high rise across the street from Lincoln Park. This development includes a PRIVATE park for the project’s residents. Now this is REALLY turning public policy on its head!
Angela Spinazze kicked off this town meeting January 3 to interrogate the proposed gift of $14 million to JDL Development for a luxury high rise across the street from Lincoln Park. Visit the organizer’s Facebook page. The event was organized by Cortez Duquette. Great job, everyone!
At least ONE of the major reasons. Because the state’s contribution to public education is so shockingly low, school districts in Illinois rely heavily on local property taxes to fund their schools. So, anything that diverts property taxes from public schools places a burden on an already under-funded public education system. Likewise, if you live in a town or city... Read more
Here’s a report from a DePaul graduate: Last night I received a call from DePaul, as an alumnus, asking for help in raising $300M for the school’s comprehensive fundraising campaign – $100M of which would go towards the ‘Many Dreams, One Mission’ supporting new college scholarships. I’m all for supporting the idea of assisting with college costs – especially for those... Read more