Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Tax Increment Financing

Tax increment financing: A public financing tool for private redevelopment By Nancy Hyzer Real Estate Law, May 2011 The first in a series of articles exploring the creation and evolution of tax increment financing utilized by municipalities and developers over the past 34 years throughout the State of Illinois.
Tax increment financing in Chicago By Leslie Hairston Local Government Law, July 2008 In the firsthand experiences of the author, there appear to be several ways in which the City of Chicago, in its practical utilization of TIF, is failing to adhere to this fundamental purpose for the program and actually may be undermining potential economic development in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.