Super-TIF’ Bill Approved by Lawmakers

By Cole Lauterbach – Illinois Radio Network | WBGZ Radio 7/1/2016 Lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that could create massive tax-financed infrastructure projects in Chicago and elsewhere across the state. The measure would allow for the creation of special taxing-districts, known as TIFs, to fund transportation-based development and redevelopment projects in…

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Concerns For Cancer Awareness Programs

March 26, 2015 – Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network Proposed budget cuts have advocates concerned about the impact on many areas, and preventing cancer is one of them.  “Early detection prevents death,” says State Rep. Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields), hoping to reverse a $10 million cut proposed for the…

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Despite opposition, Illiana stays in Illinois’ long-term road plans

By Susan DeMar Lafferty slafferty@southtownstar.com Updated: September 11, 2014 2:11AM Despite overwhelming opposition to the proposed Illiana Tollway, members of a regional transportation panel on Wednesday kept the project in its long-term plan against opponents’ wishes. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning discussed the revisions to its regional transportation plan,…

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