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Chicago’s TIF scam might be even more crooked than we thought

The city's TIFs will generate a record $561 million this tax year. Which means more money for the mayor to sneakily divert into vanity projects like Navy Pier.

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Cover Story: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim still keep each other weird. With the comedians on tour , celebrating the tenth anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, CAN TV variety show host Steve Gadlin talks to his Adult Swim heroes. News & Politics: Mayor Rahm will gladly take all the credit even if someone else does the work. What kind of way is that to run a city, let alone the Democratic Party, asks Ben Joravsky. Transportation: Does Chicago’s Vision Zero Action Plan have zero vision?

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Steve Earle & the Dukes Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
July 25
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The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery Water Tower Place
June 16

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