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  • 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.

  • Cook County Needs Cojones

    21 January 2010

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the scripting of Joint Board of Review meetings, and more.

  • It Doesn't Take Much to Be a Maverick

    17 December 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how to access the City Council's live video stream, and more.

  • Shedding Light on the Shadow Budget

    10 December 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on when logic fails in figuring how the city apportions TIF revenues, and more.

  • The Insider

    26 November 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on Michael Scott as divine intervention, and more.

  • Transparency in Action

    19 November 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why Oak Park Senator Harmon might carry water for Mayor Daley, and more.

  • October surprise: a tax attacks

    5 November 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on unpacking a sample property-tax bill, and more.

  • Clout on the Calumet River

    29 October 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on a profile of the Southeast Side, and more.

  • The Shadow Budget

    22 October 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what the "TIF sunshine" ordinance leaves in the dark, and more.

  • Ready, Set, Hike

    3 September 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why city officials constantly restate the effects of tax-increment financing, and more.

  • Mr. Big Spender

    6 August 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on Mayor Washington's wisdom in creating the Central Loop TIF district, and more.

  • What TIFs Giveth, the Olympics Taketh Away

    4 June 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why it's not hard to fight the Olympics, and more.

  • University Village: The Story's Not Finished

    28 May 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why Chicago's newspapers don't report on TIF districts, and more.

  • Taking Advantage of TIF Ignorance

    7 May 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether panic peddling typically occurs in TIF districts, and more.

  • Stimulus, Chicago-Style

    26 March 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the three ways to end corporate relocation subsidies, and more.

  • Show Us the Money

    19 March 2009

    Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on a tax increment financing refresher, and more.

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