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 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 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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