No to TIF Abuse. Yes to Resignation.

Originally published February 5, 2016


March on Rahm’s Home

12 Noon, Saturday, Feb. 6th

Assemble at Montrose & Clarendon (by the Park), site of proposed TIF to build luxury high-rise.

After covering up the murder of a black teen and in the face of calls for resignation, Mayor Emanuel and Ald. Cappleman now have the nerve to further segregate Chicago. They want to fund black, brown and poor white displacement through the use of a $16 million TIF (Tax Increment Financing) handout that will go towards a luxury housing development.

The $16 million TIF will fund luxury apartments costing $2400 a month while being literally feet away from homeless encampments where Chicago’s homeless are dying in the winter from a lack of housing.

Rather than housing people who are dying in need or adequately fund neighborhood parks, schools and teachers, Rahm and his aldermanic cronies continue to misuse TIF money on politically connected developers who donate to their campaigns and displace racially diverse communities.

Join us in protesting this corporate bailout before it goes in front of the city council and join us in continuing the push for Rahm’s termination from office. We will begin a rally with Uptown’s homeless at the development site on Montrose and Clarendon then proceed to march down Montrose through the neighborhood to Rahm’s home nearby at 4228 N. Hermitage.

Co-sponsored by Northside Action for Justice, Uptown Uprising, Uptown Tent City Organizers, Gay Liberation Network, ANSWER Chicago, TIF Illumination Project (list in formation).

Alan Mills on marching on Rahm's home

Alan Mills of Uptown Peoples Law Center talks about the destruction of 1000 units of low income housing in Uptown since Ald Cappleman was elected. Cappleman and Rahm Emanuel want to give $16M in taxpayer TIF money to build a luxury high rise at Montrose Ave next to the park. At 12 noon next Saturday (Feb. 6th) we will march from the proposed TIF site to Rahm’s home in Ravenswood, demanding housing for the homeless, not for the rich!

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March on Rahm's house

Watch Ryne Poelker, himself formerly homeless, discuss why he’s helping organize next Saturday’s march on Rahm’s home against Uptown’s proposed TIF for luxury housing. Beginning at 12 noon, Saturday, February 6, corner of Montrose and Clarendon (by the park).

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