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Discounted Tickets Now On Sale For Educational TIF Event In Wicker Park

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts are used by municipalities to incentivize development.

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WICKER PARK — Neighborhood leaders want to help you better understand Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, and they’ve hired Tom Tresser, co-founder of the CivicLab and leader of the TIF Illumination Project, to do the job.

From 7-10 p.m. on Sept. 10, the Wicker Park Committee will host Tresser at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. The event costs $25, but early bird tickets are currently on sale through Tuesday for $20. Register online.

TIF districts are used by municipalities to incentivize development. Earlier this year, City Council approved $1.6 billion in TIF subsidies for the Lincoln Yards and The 78 developments.

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For more information about the Sept. 10 event, contact Wicker Park Committee president Kyle Sneed at

For more information on the TIF Illumination Project, contact Tresser at

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