According to Cook County clerk David Orr, in the last year alone $660 million in property taxes went into tax increment financing (TIF) districts.
Sterling Bay has big plans for the 70 acres they’re developing along the Chicago.
Police superintendent Eddie Johnson and Father Michael Pfleger teaming up, as they did walking arm in arm down the Dan Ryan last week, could help us fight the city’s inequities.
If anything points to the need for an elected CPS school board that’s independent of the mayor, this is it.
Who wants to bet there will be plenty of public money for soccer stadiums and upscale communities, but not enough for the students?
And other recent acts in the season of hypocrisy
Gullibility, docility, and more characteristics that should help convince Jeff Bezos to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to town.
Instead another TIF deal benefits benefits a downtown building instead of neighborhoods in need.
The gubernatorial candidate nailed the whole point of Mayors Daley and Emanuel’s economic development programs.
After a City Council setback, the #NoCopAcademy campaign reflects on strategy—and aldermen on both sides of the issue respond.
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.”
The Emanuel administration’s explanation for how $55 million wound up paying for Navy Pier renovations sounds like gobbledygook from the presidential administration.
The city’s TIFs will generate a record $561 million this tax year. Which means more money for the mayor to sneakily divert into vanity projects like Navy Pier.
The mayor’s new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund throws small entrepreneurs a few crumbs—but the program is a lot of PR hokum.
The city continues to pursue policies that advance inequity.