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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.

Quick Hit
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.

Quick Hit
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.

Quick Hit
by Micah Maidenberg
4:36pm
Wed Sep 15, 2010

TIF Reform Bills Unlikely To Go Away

In late August, State Rep.

PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
11:37am
Wed Sep 8, 2010

Converting Foreclosures Into Affordable Housing With TIF (VIDEO)

A new report finds that federal resources to address the home foreclosure crisis aren't commensurate with the need and argues for using Chicago's TIF dollars to convert foreclosed properties into affordable housing.

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by Micah Maidenberg
10:26am
Mon Aug 30, 2010

Fritchey To Run For Mayor?

Over the last few months, State Rep.

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