Friday, August 7, 2009

Wilson Yard TIF Amendment Notices Mailed

Taxpayers in the Wilson Yard TIF District received this notification via USPS. The notification directs taxpayers to City Hall or Alderman Shiller's website for more information.

Surprisingly few details about the request for an additional $54 million dollars...



  1. Does the notice include a small sample bottle of KY lubricant?

  2. IP, if you can't find it in the TIF mailing please check the mailing from the assessor that came out a couple weeks ago..that is where I found my sample bottle!!

  3. the mailing was the least informative public mailing i've EVER received. i don't understand what it's point was. nice that they did send mail, but don't waste the taxpayer $ in postage if it's not even going to say anything!

  4. The point was to inform us that the plans are on display at the local planning office...

    Prosser: But the plans were on display.
    Arthur Dent: On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar.
    Prosser: That's the display department.
    Arthur Dent: With a torch.
    Prosser: The lights had probably gone.
    Arthur Dent: So had the stairs.
    Prosser: But you did see the notice, didn't you?
    Arthur Dent: Oh, yes. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign outside the door saying "Beware of the Leopard." Ever thought of going into advertising?

  5. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs that's your own problem.

  6. I wonder how many people who received this letter will either 1. Call the alderman's office and demand to know more details since they took the time to mail the letter they must want the community to be informed, 2. Ask for the date and time to the next meeting when more info will be shared if they do not have it today, 3. Start demanding more info from our State Reps about what they plan to do about this issue. 112 million dollars is an unbelievable amount of money even in Chicago. Who thinks it will remain 112 million? The original TIF changed amounts several times before anyone even broke ground.

  7. Take the letter, walk into the Alderman's office, and seek an explanation.

  8. I feel like I just got a letter that tells me I live in the TIF district and they are enhancing my property value. Though; I'm not sure how.