Monthly Archives: February 2008

Your alderman, your street

February 24, 2008

Chicago Tribune Chicago has a long and easily defined tradition of political power sharing. The aldermen get to dictate what gets built in their wards, and the mayor gets to dictate everything else.

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Transparency on TIFs

February 9, 2008

Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader Over the last two decades Chicago’s tax increment financing program has reaped billions of dollars in public money that ended up in special-use accounts controlled almost exclusively by Mayor Richard M. Daley, with almost no public … Continue reading

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