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CN July 27 2017

John Chase and Danny Ecker have written a most damning account of Tax Increment Financing abuse in Chicago. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The BGA’s Chase and Crain’s Ecker worked for months reading transcripts, watching press conference videos and sending … Continue reading

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CN April 7 2016

  A few years ago, Tom Tresser was co-leader of No Games Chicago, an organization devoted to killing Mayor Daley’s push for the 2016 Olympics. It wasn’t easy battling back against the massive, well-funded public-relations push for the games, but he and … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 15, 2015

  Ben Joravsky’s our guest this week, And when Ben’s at the table the discussion has to include criticism of the TIF program. As it happens, Budget Director Alex Holt was our guest last week, and Ben had some reactions to several … Continue reading

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CN October 8, 2015

(In case you’re not in the mood for 40-minutes of conversation about Tax Increment Financing, we’ve provided times so that you can jump to that particular topic.) Chicago’s budget director Alex Holt drops in to talk TIFs. Holt argues that TIFs … Continue reading

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CN August 20, 2015

  The City Council Progressive Caucus. It’s been around for years, and for much of that time it has prompted giggles at the mere mention of its name. But after the last election, the Caucus found itself with eleven declared … Continue reading

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