Tracking TIF's tall tales

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the collective amnesia of civic Chicago about past fiscal policy; how to uncover the actual amount of the city's TIF surplus; and county clerk Orr's TIF activism. Length 5.7 minutes standard, 17.5 minutes premium.

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Article: "Chicago's TIF program: The gift that keeps on taking" (Chicago Reader)

Article: "Why your tax money keeps going down the TIF portal hole" (Chicago Reader)