Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

TIF, School Board Ordinances Spark Heated City Council Debate

An attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel’s opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.


A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Where Is The Way To Wisdom In DePaul’s New Basketball Arena?

For the sake of a staggering basketball program and lining some already stuffed pockets, the end game is many people—kids mostly—not being shown the way to wisdom.

670 The Score–07/10/2013

Property Taxes

Report: Falling Property Values Mean Falling Tax Revenues In Chicago

Falling property values mean falling tax revenues in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

This Dominick's in the Evanston Plaza shopping center in Evanston houses police outpost. (CBS)

Evanston May Create Tax Fund To Upgrade Aging Shopping Center

The City of Evanston is considering devoting up $20 million toward upgrading an aging shopping center in the western part of the north suburban city.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Take Back Chicago Protest

Protesters Slam Tax Increment Financing Program

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils his first budget, corporate protesters are taking their message to City Hall.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Seeks TIF Funds For Library, School Parking Lot

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing using Tax Increment Financing funds to build a new library in the Albany Park neighborhood and a parking lot for a school in Bronzeville.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Panel Urges New Era Of ‘TIF’ Transparency

Tax-increment financing, or TIF, is a controversial economic development tool that has been abused in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday vowed again to add oversight to the program.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Mayor Emanuel Gets Earful On TIF Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s TIF Task Force got an earful from the public Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Praises West Rogers Park, Extols Tax Increment Financing

Residents of the West Rogers Park neighborhood honored Mayor Richard M. Daley today, as the mayor called the area “a ward that truly represents the entire city as a city of immigrants.”

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Would Use TIF Funds To Hire Cops

Rahm Emanuel said that, if elected Chicago’s next mayor, he will use tax increment financing to hire police officers and deploy them to fight crime in targeted areas.

WBBM Newsradio–11/21/2010

City Hall

Compromise Could Apply TIF To Affordable Housing

Sponsor argues money would go a long way toward rehabbing and inhabiting foreclosed properties.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010