TIF

  • State Tax Break for the Merc Is More Laughable with Each Passing Day

    19 January 2012

    imagename Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on origin of the mythology around CME Group's tax-burden claim, and more.

  • How Clout Raised an Uptown TIF Deal From the Dead

    8 December 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on a list of "blighted" suburbs that have TIF districts, and more.

  • What to Tell an Alderman Who Fibs to You About TIF

    27 October 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the first step for true reform of the city's budget process, and more.

  • Wrigley Funding Scheme Is Another Cub Loser

    1 September 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on a review of government subsidies to Chicago's major-league sports teams, and more.

  • Mayor Emanuel Does the TIF Reform Dance

    4 August 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on removing services for the poor as a gentrifying force, and more.

  • Uptown Turns Down a TIF Deal—For the Moment

    16 June 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the difference between a tax-increment financing district's budget and the amount of tax dollars it diverts, and more.

  • An Open Letter to Our Next Schools Chief

    5 May 2011

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why using tax-increment financing to build new schools works against the school system's interests, and more.

  • TIF Gifts Just Keep on Giving

    28 April 2011

    imagenameInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on alternatives to tax-increment financing of well-endowed institutions, and more.

  • The Merc's Manual

    2 December 2010

    accountantInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on tax-increment financing's cloak of invisibility, and more.

  • Do the Math

    24 November 2010

    coinsInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about how Cook County's property tax system pacifies the public, and more.

  • The Poor Pay Again

    18 November 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how TIF subsidies attract development investors, and more.

  • The Hot New Issue

    30 September 2010

    hotdogInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how Mike Quigley opened the floodgates to scrutiny of tax-increment financing, and more.

  • Go On, Smash It

    19 August 2010

    piggy-bankInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether the Daley administration's really lied about tax-increment financing, and more.

  • A TIF Under the Microscope

    14 July 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why Chicago's inspector general audited tax-increment financing, and more.

  • The Armies Are Gathering

    17 June 2010

    soldiersInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about the father of tax-increment financing activism, and more.

  • The Battle Before the War

    10 June 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether unions should focus on company policy, worker benefits, or both, and more.

  • Learning to Say No

    3 June 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on when schools lower property values, and more.

  • Who Wins in Daley's TIF Game

    20 May 2010

    gamblingInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on tax-increment financing's fundamental flaw, and how to fix it, and more.

  • Check the Thermostat in Hell

    5 May 2010

    hellInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the typical Chicagoan's phases of TIF understanding, and more.

  • It Pays To Have An Alderman In Your Pocket

    18 February 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how much tax revenue the city expects the Galewood/Armitage TIF District to take in, and more.

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