ExtraTom was featured on this segment on TIFs from “In The Loop” from April 14, 2016.

Listen to this 12 minute interview from March 18, 2016 on CounterSpin Radio.

CounterSpin-transcript screenNation_cover_7-22-14Tom and his work with The TIF Illumination Project was featured in this July 22, 2013 cover story “Chicago Rising!” in The Nation.

Proud to have been selected as one of “Chicago’s Best” for 2015 by New City Magazine for my civic work.
Best of ChIcagoA 35 minute interview with Chuck Mertz on “This is Hell” from March 12, 2016 covers the “Chicago is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve” book project.

A 30 minute wide ranging interview on Chicago politics and Mayor Emanuel after his City Council apology for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer. From “We Hear Ya” Internet radio program, December 13, 2015.

I spoke against gifting public park land to George Lucas for his museum.

Tom at Lucas Museum hearing+text+logoAfter local activists derailed Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics The Washington Post interviewed me about the No Games Chicago campaign from 2009.

The spring 2015 issue of Columbia College’s magazine Echo profiled No Games Chicago in a piece called “Game Over” – download PDF-> Game Over-Echo

The CivicLab was profiled in the April 30, 2015 issue of NewCity.

My work for the TIF Illumination Project was profiled in the July 22, 2013 cover story by Rick Perlstein for The Nation, “Chicago Rising!” [Download PDF=Chicago_Rising]

The same reporter for The Nation has a new series on “The Perils of Privatization” and gives a shout out to Tom and The CivicLab in this long interview on WBEZ.

The CivicLab was profiled at one year in Progress Illinois.

A wonderful profile about the CivicLab with great images from Shareable.

The CivicLab was profiled in NBC Chicago’s political blog, “Ward Room.” [Download PDF=CivicLab Aims to Reinvent-Ward Room]

I was interviewed on “Chicago Tonight” on Chicago Public Television on July 23, 2015.

I wrote this essay for ArtWorks Journal, “The Artist As Leader.”

I was interviewed on WVON’s morning drive show with Matt McGill on December 17, 2013 (30 minutes).

Interview for The Daily Whale that charts my voyage from actor to activist (December 23, 2013 – Download = Q+A with Tom Tresser-Daily Whale).

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