Crestwood TIF Commission

School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

Pictured above: The Crestwood mall site. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichlis reported that he and fellow board

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Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be complete, it doesn’t appear much else is happening there other

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