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Tax Increment Financing in Wicker Park: Basics & Impacts

Tax Increment Financing (or TIF) is a huge topic in Chicago these days. You may have read about TIF but do you really understand how it works? How big is the TIF pot in Chicago?

Projects in Lincoln Park/Bucktown (Lincoln Yards) and the South Loop (the 78) recently grabbed headlines as the Chicago City Council approved use of TIF in record setting amounts but what about the use of TIF in other neighborhoods like Wicker Park?

We’ll explore all these topics and more!

Please join us on Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm at the Den Theatre to learn more about TIF and how it impacts the City of Chicago. There will be a special emphasis on the effects of TIF in Wicker Park (Division to Bloomingdale, Ashland to Western). We will reveal the details of the TIFs in the 1st, 2nd, and 32nd wards.

Tom Tresser, co-founder of the CivicLab and leader of the TIF Illumination Project will be our presenter. Tom is the editor of “Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve” and you can purchase a copy with a ticket to this event for just $12 (retails for $15 + tax). You have the option to do this when you purchase your ticket for this event.

Doors open 6:30 PM.

  • 7:00 – 7:30 (cocktails/networking/light bites)
  • 7:30 – 9:30 (presentation & discussion)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 (cocktails/networking)

Cash bar is available in the Den Theatre’s Haven Lounge – so come early and stay late!

This community forum is organized and sponsored by the Wicker Park Committee, the non-profit neighborhood association for Wicker Park. Event space has been graciously donated by the Den Theatre. Please email wickerparkcommittee@gmail.com with any questions about the event.

To share this event with others use the following URL:https://tinyurl.com/TIFs-Wicker-Park.

September 10 2019


Date: September 10
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Den Theatre

1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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The CivicLab
Phone: (773) 770-5714
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