Chanting “TIf money’s our money,” and carrying signs that read
“Corporate Welfare is breaking Chicago’s back,” more than 100 protesters
marched through downtown Chicago yesterday to protest the allocation of
$29.5 million in tax increment financing (TIF) for a corporate tower in
the West Loop.
“This money is cut right off the top of
our property taxes, and we need to reinvest it in areas other than the
Loop,” said Rita Pope, a resident of Evanston who was born in North
Lawndale. Pope volunteers for the Organization of the North East and
helped pass out flyers during Tuesday’s protest.
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