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by Micah Maidenberg
11:48am
Thu Nov 18, 2010

TIF Projects, Contingency, And Mayoral Power

In recent weeks, we've been tracking how outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's now-ratified decision to declare $180 million of the city's tax increment financing dollars as surplus is affecting other local

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by Micah Maidenberg
2:00pm
Fri Nov 12, 2010

School Districts Versus Cities On TIF Policy

How will Chicago Public Schools close the daunting $700 million budget shortfall projected for next school year?

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by Micah Maidenberg
1:57pm
Mon Nov 8, 2010

A Dent In Daley's TIF Program

The weak economy and the city of Chicago's dire fiscal situation has put a dent in Daley's tax increment financing system. We look at where the TIF "surplus" funds are coming from and ask if the lame duck mayor is doing enough.

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by Micah Maidenberg
4:04pm
Fri Nov 5, 2010

Sweet Home's Next Steps

There was no vote on the Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance at City Council on Wednesday, but proponents of the legislation say they've got multiple options at their disposal to get the bill -- or an alternative version of it -- finally passed.

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by Adam Doster
11:52am
Thu Oct 28, 2010

Will Sweet Home Chicago Finally Move?

The Heartland Alliance passed along an interesting nugget about Chicago housing policy yesterday. According to their post, Ald.

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by Adam Doster
1:55pm
Wed Oct 27, 2010

Property Taxes, The Assessor, And You (VIDEO)

The heated campaign for Cook County Assessor reveals why both ethics and tax reforms are needed to reduce the property tax burden in Chicagoland.

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by Micah Maidenberg
3:59pm
Tue Oct 12, 2010

Rahm Nods At TIF Transparency

Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel actually discussed municipal policy today, telling the Sun-Times he'll support listing on property tax bills the proportion of tax dollars flowing into the city's tax increment financing (TIF) funds.

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by Adam Doster
1:02pm
Fri Oct 8, 2010

What About The Other $500 Million, Mr. Mayor?

That the Daley administration is even considering plugging a portion of Chicago's budget hole using tax increment financing (TIF) money is a watershed moment in city politics.

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