Chicago Public Schools is in line to get at least $24 million from another TIF surplus after City Hall passes it’s budget, but it’s not clear how much will make it down to schools to offset the budget cuts made over the summer.
WBEZ's Becky Vevea and Alex Keefe help us break down the often confusing-and always controversial- TIF program in Chicago. We also hear from a survivor of Kristallnacht on its 75th anniversary - the night that many consider the start of the Holocaust.
The Morning Shift gets down to brass tacks on TIFs that may be used for improvements a Navy Pier and McCormick Place. And as the south branch of the Red Line shuts down for the summer, CTA is on hand to answer questions.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to reform the city's tax increment financing program. The mayor called for transparency and accountability in the program, and for TIF dollars to only be spent as part of a larger, long-term economic plan.
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.