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Tif Districts

Emanuel Will Tackle TIFs With New Aldermen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and some newly-elected aldermen say they are prepared to overhaul and rein in the city's Tax Increment Financing system, whic...

Going To A Candidate's Forum? Ask Them About TIFs

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

County-wide, in 2009, TIF districts diverted $838 million in property taxes away from the units of government that rely on property taxes for operation. And $519 million of that was from Chicago.

CPS Parents Rip Daley, Huberman On Misuse Of TIF Funds

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools' budget woes are causing a growing number of teachers and parents to pressure Mayor Richard Daley on TIF funding for schools. T...

Daley Says If City Took Financial Advice From State, 'We'd Be Bankrupt'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley does not appreciate criticism--whether it's coming from the media, Democrats or Republicans. On Tuesday, he made this abun...

The Shadow Budget: How The City Spends TIF Funds, Ward By Ward

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If ever there was a community in need of economic development, it's West Englewood. It's riddled with vacant lots. Those that aren't turning to swa...