Monday, May 11, 2009

TIFs -- call me skeptical, but...

Is this what TIF money is meant for? Moving Willis, a company that got a great deal at Sears Tower PLUS naming rights, from three downtown locations to one consolidated one? Does anyone seriously think they are moving to Oak Brook or Schaumburg? Or is this a condition to the lease? Are there better ways of spending money? Or is this proposed subsidy a good thing for Chicago and money well spent? I am a fan of good TIFs, but I'm not sure whether this is a good one. Perhaps others have opinions more informed than I.