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Securing Racial Equity and Economic Opportunity for All

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Chief Counsel Aneel Chablani (left) with Amisha Patel of Grassroots Collaborative (right).

Chief Counsel Aneel Chablani (left) with Amisha Patel of Grassroots Collaborative (right).

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.


➡ Coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ, and CBS Chicago
➡ Read our complaint and learn more on our recent blog post


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.



education equity Project

To protect and promote access to education by disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline and addressing systemic disparities in education.

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Voting Rights Project

To prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in communities of color and low-income communities, to ensure that each eligible citizen is able to cast their ballot.

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Hate Crime Project

To combat hate incidents and hate crime through education, advocacy, and legal representation for targeted communities.


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