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As part of my plan to talk about TIFs to everybody everywhere, I go to a north-side neighborhood high school to explain how this sucker works.

The Tax Increment Financing program, as you know, is the ongoing $500 million dollar a year scam in which the mayor diverts the aforementioned $500 million out of the property taxes you pay.

As a matter of fact—just got my property tax bill in the mail. Oh, joy.