Representative Riley’s opposition to the CTA ”super” TIF law

This summer a bill to create these CTA TIF districts was fast tracked through the General Assembly. Representative Riley stood in opposition to the legislation.  Although the legislation would hold school funding harmless from the new TIF, local libraries and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago could potentially…

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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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Rauner Vetoes Pension Bill

By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network WBGZ Radio 8/27/15   Everybody’s for police officers and fire fighters. Aren’t they?Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he is for increased pensions for those who run toward danger while others run from it, but he vetoed a bill allowing those increased pensions because…

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Abby Foundation marks 30 years of helping women, children

   Southtown Star – August 10, 2015 By Angela Denk   You never know whom you are going to empower. That sentiment seemed to move the crowd Friday at the 30th anniversary luncheon for the Abby Foundation, an Olympia Fields-based nonprofit that still has a goal to “raise money and…

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