As long as Chicagoans don’t care about TIFs, let’s turn the city into a giant TIF district to pay our bills.
Instead another TIF deal benefits benefits a downtown building instead of neighborhoods in need.
The Last Week Tonight host tells the world what Chicagoans have known for years: cities are wasting billions on corporate welfare in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
Another day, another TIF dispute, but the fact remains: 48 percent of the money is going to just 5 percent of the city.
Some claims by Fioretti, Garcia, and Wilson are questionable, and so are Mayor Emanuel’s claims about them.
To better help the urban poor, government must address not just their deprivation but also their segregation.
Fact-checking Mayor Emanuel’s budget speech
A new report finds that thousands of jobs have disappeared from black and Latino areas as the city subsidizes the exodus.
The largest corporation in the world is hailed in a neighborhood desperate for jobs.
Why your tax money keeps going down the TIF portal hole
While touting Chicago employment growth, Mayor Emanuel outsources city positions
Ben Joravsky grades Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s progress
Chicago’s tax increment financing program money isn’t reaching many of the neediest parts of the city. In fact, Chicago’s economic disparities may even be widened by the program. Here are some images from neighborhoods that have benefited from the program—and from those that have missed out.
Alderman Anthony Beale has said that Walmart is the only retailer interested in opening a store on a 180-acre site on the far south side. But other retailers say no one asked them about it.
United Airlines is set to get a $35.4 million handout from the city. Is anything in place to make sure taxpayers are getting their money’s worth?