This presentation is dedicated to the following persons:
Ms. Jacqueline Leavy, a local community activist, and former executivedirector of the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group, for her leadership in providing education, training and advocacy for grassroots organizations
seeking greater transparency in the City of Chicago’s capital budget,
transportation and TIF funding.
Mr. Ben Joravsky, Columnist with the Chicago Reader. For years, Ben hasserved as one of the few voices in the wilderness, raising questions onmatters concerning the TIF program, school finances and transparency inour local government. Ben has played a prominent role in educatingleadership of the Lawndale Alliance on the impacts of the TIFs and has played a major role in making TIFs a household name in Chicago.
Joe Ann Bradley, former North Lawndale resident and co-founder of theLawndale Alliance. Joe Ann has served on the board of the Neighborhood Capital Group and was the first to discover an unhealthy pattern of potential abuse of eminent domain with the Ogden Pulaski TIF.