Parents asking City Hall to provide relief to schools through TIF surplus
School budgets took a hit this year, but parents are still hopeful they could get some relief from City Hall. Aldermen are now considering whether to declare a TIF surplus this year and how much should be released. Whatever they decide, half will go to schools. WBEZ’s Political Reporter Alex Keefe and Producer Becky Vevea sort out what TIFs are and what a TIF surplus would mean for schools and the city.