02/04/2013 02:14 pm ET

'Asia On Argyle' Sign Cost $260,000 In TIF Funds, Alderman's Office Says

Story by Adeshina Emmanuel, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

UPTOWN — For those who think the massive "Asia on Argyle" streetscape sign is a blight on Uptown, here's something else to ponder:

The gateway sign that's been denounced as "ugly" and "tacky" by some cost about $260,000 in tax increment finance funds, officials said.

And there are no plans to revise it despite the mixed reviews.

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