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 to call their Alderman and demand that she vote against the proposed massive public subsidy for a DePaul stadium in the South Loop. Here is... Read more
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We’re heading north on June 11 to Illuminate the four TIFs in the 50th ward. Details and RSVP via Facebook @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-June-11. Download a flier. A special TIF treat – Chicago Reader political reporter Ben Joravsky will be a featured speaker. He got us started in the TIF biz! CivicLab co-founder Tom Tresser produced a meeting on TIFs in Lincoln Park... Read more
It was a packed house at the McKinley Park Library for the 11th and 12th Ward Illumination. The TIF Illumination Project lit up the 16 TIFs inside those two wards. See the presentation and listen to the audio (59 minutes). If you find this work valuable, please make a non-deductible investment via WePay. Who else is telling you how TIFs... Read more
Coming up on June 5! https://www.facebook.com/events/639944039354990
CivicLab co-founder Tom Tresser will be presenting at eChicago at UIC on Friday, April 26 on the TIF Illumination Project, as part of a panel on technology and community engagement.
Join us in Englewood on Saturday, May 4 at 10am at the Kelly Library when we Illuminate just one TIF. We will be exposing the Englewood Neighborhood TIF that morning. Details and RSVP via Facebook @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-May-4. To get you in the mood to Illuminate, take this quick multiple choice question. If you live inside the Englewood Neighborhood TIF, you would... Read more
It seems the only media outlet in Chicago interested in the TIF Illumination Project and the viral spread of neighbor-powered TIF town meetings is Progress Illinois. Here is their coverage of the April 11 TIF Illumination of the six TIFs inside the 46th ward we did at the Peoples Church – http://tinyurl.com/April-12-PI We had 40 people on a rainy night talking... Read more
Join us at The Peoples Church on April 11 at 7pm when we Illuminate the six TIFs inside the 46th Ward. If the last five TIF town meetings are any guides, then this meeting is going to ROCK! You can get the details and RSVP via Facebook @ http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-April-11. We invite to learn what TIFs are doing in YOUR... Read more
Thanks to the great folks at AREA Chicago we are distributing 5,000 copies of the TIF Illumination Project’s graphic poster showing the results of our investigation of the 12 TIFs inside the 27th Ward. Awesome! The poster was designed by Carlyn So. The Spring 2013 issue focuses on housing.
Review the presentation deck and listen to the audio (47 minutes) from the TIF Town Meeting held on April 6 at Chicago State University. 9th ward Alderman Anthony Beale came in about half-way through the presentation and stayed to answer a number of heated questions from attendees.