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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.

PI Original
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.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
12:32pm
Mon Oct 4, 2010

Charting A "New Chicago" In 2011 (VIDEO)

Over the next several months, a city-wide coalition of progressive activists are going to work hard to hold the feet of Chicago's mayoral candidates to the proverbial fire.

PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
1:38pm
Fri Oct 1, 2010

Wait, What Are TIFs Again? (VIDEO)

The City of Chicago tax increment financing (TIF) program may be heading toward some big changes as longtime Mayor Richard Daley leaves office. We review the basics of TIF and its problems.

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by Micah Maidenberg
11:15am
Wed Sep 22, 2010

The Park District's Budget Deficit And TIF

Another day, another local public sector budget deeply in the red. This time it's the Chicago Park District's turn. As the Sun-Times reported on Monday, the district is facing a $22 million budget gap in what's expected to be an estimated $400 million spending plan for next year. The district is considering fee hikes, employee furlough days, and delaying projects to close the shortfall.

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by Adam Doster
10:41am
Fri Sep 17, 2010

The Substantive Comptroller's Race

Quietly, the race for Illinois Comptroller has been the most substantively interesting of all the statewide races this season. Republican candidate Judy Barr Topinka launched her campaign with an unusual message: Illinois should merge the positions of State Treasurer and Comptroller into one financial office. It's a move for which the Democratic nominee, David Miller, has also voiced support.

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