It’s Never That Simple

A discussion heretofore meant for Council Chambers just played out entirely on social media.  The business community requested public discussion at Village Hall to present the implications of Cook County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1.  While never officially acknowledged, our request was denied after Facebook lit…

River Forest’s Madison Street Quandary

River Forest is contemplating a creating a TIF district along Madison that seeps into residential areas. While this offers flexibility to improve the neighborhood for the homeowners, it also underscores the potential for commercial redevelopment on these same sites. That potential already exists, but the residents are asking whether the TIF makes the scenario more likely.