New Lawsuit Takes On Inequitable TIF System in Chicago
For months, we have provided support to community groups concerned with unfairness and inequity in Chicago’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) system.
Our new lawsuit seeks to repeal the City’s illegal and inequitable approval of up to $1.3 billion in public subsidy to the Cortland and Chicago River TIF District.
We are proud to stand with organizational plaintiffs Grassroots Collaborative and Raise Your Hand, and we are grateful for our legal partners at national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Protecting Civil Rights Since 1969
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1969 as a group of civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Our vision is to root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression by using the power of the law to give voice to those most impacted by these civil rights issues.