Tax-Increment Financing (TIF)

This first-in-a-series audiobook features years of in-depth discussions by Chicago Reader columnist Ben Joravsky and journalist Dave Glowacz about tax-increment financing.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why the Fleet Dept.'s South Side move works better for taxpayers than the McCormick Marriott deal, and more.

The Lathrop Homes redevelopment brackets a purported mayoral slush fund, an alderman's bold claim that he'd reform it, and little-known uses of your property-tax dollars.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why some private parcels in TIF districts generate no money for taxing bodies, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the myth of mayoral retribution, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the actual amount of the city's TIF surplus, and more.

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