Chicago is really bad at fairly slicing the economic development pie.
Mayor Lightfoot’s cannabis cultivation center—finally, a TIF expenditure that makes sense.
To settle the teachers’ strike Mayor Lightfoot should scrape some more “mayonnaise” from the TIF slush fund.
Look for the mayor to blame the budget deficit on Rahm but not Lincoln Yards.
As long as Chicagoans don’t care about TIFs, let’s turn the city into a giant TIF district to pay our bills.
The Ed Burke question: If the city’s going to waste millions on downtown TIF deals, why shouldn’t he get a little piece of that pie?
Aldermen just raised property taxes to pay for Rahm’s TIF handout to his pals.
Hint: it doesn’t involve helping low-income communities.
A tale of two endorsement sessions—the Tribune v. the Grassroots Collaborative
The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but City Hall doesn’t protect Chicago’s homegrown music scene.
The mayor’s latest proposal would cut benefits to municipal employees to fund development projects.
At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.
Chicago’s City Council hates taking from the schools and giving to the rich but sometimes they do it anyway.
As I watched jubilant teachers, wearing union red, from the Acero charter school network celebrate the new contract they’d won after a four-day strike, I had a flashback to the way things used to be. The Chicago Teachers Unions were in the midst of their 2012 strike, which had shuttered all the public schools in […]
Governor Rauner has put the kibosh on state rep Sonya Harper’s urban agriculture bill on grounds that never seemed to trouble him in the case of upscale development.