Archive for the ‘TIF Town Meeting’ Category

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 account of the work we’ve done. Comments are welcome.

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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 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!

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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 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!

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“Who Owns West Woodlawn?” Focus Of Community Forum

November 21 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

Tom will be part of this community forum Thursday, November 21, at the Dyett High School. Join Blacks in Green in welcoming  Derek Hyra Professor Timuel Black Tom Tresser – JR Fleming – Mark Fick – Jeff Leslie “Who Owns West Woodlawn?”

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Dyett High School   555 E 51st St   Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 678-9541  
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UIC School of Social Work Does TIF Forum

November 6 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

TIF Illuminator Tom Tresser joins TIF and urban policy expert Rachel Weber on a panel discussing TIFs at the UIC School of Social Work on November 21. This forum is a project of a class at the Jane Addams School of Social Work. 9am to 11am at 1040 W. Harrison Street, Room 4013.

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“TIF 101″ Workshop Oct. 30

October 27 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Education+Organizing, Research, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting, Training

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 ward. Come to the strangely entertaining workshop and then YOU’LL know too! The CivicLab is hosting all sorts of workshops on civic matters. Hydroponic... Read more

DePaul Stadium Forum & 2nd Ward TIFs

October 4 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Education+Organizing, Research, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting

Students as DePaul organized a public forum on the proposed DePaul Stadium and asked for an Illumination of the 17 TIFs inside the 2nd Ward – spotlighting the site and adjacent TIFs. If you want a copy of this presentation please email tom@civiclab.us.      

The TIFs of the 2nd Ward from Thomas Tresser
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39th Ward Parent Asks “Where Was Our Alderman?”

August 28 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Public Education+Organizing, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting, Training

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 Riordan came for the first 20 minutes or so of the presentation. This is what Rick emailed to John today. Thank you for attending the... Read more

39th Ward Illuminated

August 27 | Posted by Tom Tresser | Research, TIF 101, TIF News, TIF Town Meeting, Training

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 here. Sign the petition to the Mayor – Empty The TIFs!

The TIFs of The 39th Ward from Thomas Tresser
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