Six minutes and you will know ALL about the 1%!
The TIF Illumination Project has reviewed all 151 annual reports of the city’s Tax Increment Financing districts. At the end of 2013 the city’s TIF accounts held $1.71 BILLION in property tax dollars! This is a modest increase from 2012. A full report on our 2013 research is here.
The TIF Illumination Project is completely volunteer driven but we can really use your contribution so that we can publish all our work in multiple formats. Donate via PayPal here.
Cook County Clerk David Orr leads the way in TIF data services! He released his summary of 2013 TIF data today. Chicago’s 151 TIF districts (3 were cancelled) extracted $422 million. 284 suburban TIFs extracted $261 million. We’ll be combing the data for insights over the next wee. Thank you, Clerk Orr!
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“July marks one year since the CivicLab, a non-profit organization, opened its “democracy design studio” in the West Loop of Chicago.
CivicLab co-founders Benjamin Sugar and Tom Tresser will be at PDF 2014 in New York Thursday and Friday. We’ll be part of a panel presentation on Friday, “City Labs For Civic Engagement” with folks from Hack Baltimore and BetaNYC. If you’re in NYC, contact us @ email@example.com or @civiclabchicago! Here’s an interview with Tom.