If you’re looking for a fun summertime read for the TIF geek in your family—and every family’s got at least one—look no further than Cook County clerk David Orr’s annual TIF report!

It just came out and you can find the link right here!

My favorite section is the part about Chicago, although you can also find stuff about Evanston, Oak Park, Palatine, Cicero, or any of your favorite TIF-squandering Cook County suburbs.

Good job, Clerk Orr. You too, Bill. That would be Bill Vaselopulos, one of Orr’s chief aides, who’s the behind-the-scenes guru reporters go to for off-the-record TIF tutorials that generally start like this . . .