The CivicLab has launched the TIF Illumination Project to investigate and explain what Tax Increment Finance Districts are doing to Chicago on a ward-by-ward basis.
We are Illuminating TIFs across the city. Citizens are organizing TIF Town Meetings and inviting us to present our research and explanatory graphics about what the TIFs in their community have done and are doing.
We are seeking support from The Knight News Challenge to hire coders, designers and organizers in order to formalize this work which has already spawned three TIF town meetings and have another four on the calendar and another five in the works!
Please review our application and (1) comment, (2) “Applaud” the entry, (3) Pass it on. Thanks!