Shared Research – Pitch In!

There are 1,220 TIFs in Illinois inside of 455 municipalities. In 2010 they extracted $1.12 BILLION in property taxes from taxpayers across the state. What do we know, collectively, about all this economic activity? Precious little.

We need YOU to become a TIF Illuminator and help shed light on this economic transfer system that takes from the many and gives to the few.

What you can do:

ANYWHERE IN AMERICA:

  • Sign our online petition to demand that all TIF activity be placed on the property tax bill. If you have a property inside a TIF district, your tax bill should say so and tell you how much of your property taxes that TIF collected.
    Go to http://signon.org/sign/put-tax-increment-finance - please CIRCULATE this link and ask your friends to sign.

IF YOU ARE IN ILLINOIS:

IF YOU ARE IN CHICAGO:

  • Help investigate the TIF funded projects in the 27th Ward! Go to this Google Spreadsheet and pick one project and sign up to Illuminate it! http://tinyurl.com/27thWard-Shared-Research
  • If we all pitch in, we can swiftly illuminate the REAL story behind the $454 MILLION property taxes that Chicago’s TIF districts collected in 2011!