The CivicLab

Chicago, IL

The CivicLabThe CivicLab is a space for research, innovation, education, training, and collaboration for government accountability, civic engagement, and social justice. Visit us at Our current projects include:

The TIF Illumination Project - Exposing Tax Increment Financing districts across Illinois and inside Chicago.

The TIF Elimination Project - Moving to abolish the TIF program in Chicago.

"Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve" is a collection of short articles describing how we can save and generate major progressive, sustainablerevenues for Chicago.

The POWER Institute (People Organizing to Win, Engage & Resist) offers workshops and in-depth training on how to be powerful in public life as a champion of change and justice.

The CivicLab is a "do tank"!

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