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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Lincoln Yards Development TIF



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    Chicago City Council passed funding deals for two new major developments Wednesday, giving the projects the green light after the proposals hit a dramatic snag earlier in the week. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.


    (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to eliminate creation of a $1.3 billion tax increment financing district to aid Lincoln Yards, a forthcoming Chicago development.

    Creation of the district was pushed through the Chicago City Council during the waning days of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration. However, Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen ruled Monday the union-backed Grassroots Collaborative and Raise Your Hand education advocacy group had no standing to challenge the district's creation.

    The two groups maintained the district violated the state's Civil Rights Act because it will deprive largely minority, low-income areas of city revenue.

    Timna Axel of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights says the organization may challenge the ruling.

    City Council to Vote on Lincoln Yards

    [CHI] City Council to Vote on Lincoln Yards

     Plans to build two new major developments in Chicago were expected to be approved by City Council Wednesday, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said. Susan Carlson reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    Creation of the district was sought by developer Sterling Bay to build infrastructure for a $6 billion mixed-use development along the Chicago River.

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