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Tom Tresser

The TIF Illumination Project at Three

Tom Tresser | Posted 02.11.2017 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

On February 12 of 2013, the night of the State of the Union, a town meeting was held at the Chopin Theater in Chicago's Near West Side. The subject wa...

The TIF Illumination Project at Two Years

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A Tax Increment Finance district is created by the City's Department of Planning and Development. It is a tool to capture property taxes from all properties inside the district.

The TIF Illumination Project at One Year

Tom Tresser | Posted 04.16.2014 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

The TIF Illumination Project is an effort of a group of volunteers in Chicago to expose a decades-old finance scheme that annually extracts almost 500 million dollars of property taxes and places it in a program controlled by the mayor.

Town Meeting Throws Light on TIFs

Tom Tresser | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Over 200 people packed the Chopin Theater Tuesday night to hear about Tax Increment Financing (TIFs) and to organize themselves to do something about them.

Halloween Came Early at Forum on Illinois Corruption

Tom Tresser | Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

It was a tale of woe and defeat. The stories and statistics were horrifying reminders of the broken politics of Illinois that has defeated progressive efforts for reform, social justice and equity for decades.

"The Battle For The Bid - One Year Later"

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what happ...

Tom Tresser, No Games Chicago Founder, Plans Cook County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man who helped thwart President Obama, Mayor Daley and the rest of Chicago's powerful Olympics proponents is setting his sights on a potentially t...

Did Democrats Plant A Green Party Candidate To Take On Tom Tresser For County Board President?

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Green Party candidate Tom Tresser, who made a name for himself as the leader of the anti-Olympics group No Games Chicago, has challenged the petitions...