Will Mayor Lightfoot go Light on TIF?

By Darius Vinesar and Chris Katsaros Grassroots activist Tom Tresser pointed at a map of Chicago and said, “No other major city in America has this kind of…infection.” “It’s what it is, an infection.” What Tresser was referring to was tax increment financing. The practice of tax increment financing, or TIF, originated in California inContinue reading “Will Mayor Lightfoot go Light on TIF?”

Top Ten Film Locations in and around Chicago

Although Hollywood gets all the glory when it comes to the American film industry, many famous movies were filmed right here in the city of Chicago. And what many Chicagoans aren’t aware of is the fact that our city once served as the central hub for the movie industry before Hollywood. In the early 1900’s,Continue reading “Top Ten Film Locations in and around Chicago”

A Look at Google Trends

Foreign conflicts, local ripples On September 14, 2019, two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked by drones and missile strikes. Although Iran has denied involvement in the attacks, Saudi Arabia has claimed that the weapons used were Iranian, and has vowed to take necessary measures once investigations were completed. France, Germany, the UK,Continue reading “A Look at Google Trends”

Quinn: Illinois Pensions Threatening MAP Grants

By Bob Smith Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois. “This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.Continue reading “Quinn: Illinois Pensions Threatening MAP Grants”

Fake News and Faker Boasts

In a Forbes article titled “Americans Believe They Can Detect Fake News. Studies Show They Can’t,” a Pew Research Center poll claims that 39 percent of Americans feel “very confidant” they can identify fake news, while 45 percent feel “somewhat confident.” But according to various other polls done, the percentage of Americans who mistake aContinue reading “Fake News and Faker Boasts”