Entries by GRCAdmin

Instead of Subsidizing Sterling Bay We Should Be Taxing Them

On Wednesday, outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a lame duck City Council approved the $2.3 billion dollar taxpayer handout to mega-developers Sterling Bay and Related Midwest. This action reinforces what many of us have been saying for years – we have to fundamentally change the way that Chicago utilizes TIF dollars. As City Council moved […]

No Votes About Lincoln Yards and the 78 Until New Mayor and City Council Take Office

Grassroots Collaborative Statement on the Postponed Vote for Lincoln Yards and the 78 MegaTIFs CHICAGO – On Tuesday, responding to mounting pressure from a diverse coalition of community organizations, Aldermen, Aldermen-elect, and Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Finance Committee Chairman Patrick O’Connor postponed the vote on the Lincoln Yards and 78 MegaTIFs. The following is a statement […]

What is Your Message #ToChiNextMayor?

The upcoming election is an opportunity to reimagine the future of this city. We want all of the candidates running for Mayor to understand the damage that the previous Daley and Emanuel administrations have done to our community and what Chicago needs to do differently so our neighborhoods can thrive. Let us know what your […]

#ReimagineChicago Mayoral Forum

The upcoming election is our opportunity to #ReimagineChicago and fix the damage done by Rahm and his predecessors. Join us Wednesday for the #ReimagineChicago Mayoral Forum to hear where the candidates stands on our campaigns and our vision for the future of Chicago. Click here to register! Six candidates were invited based off of voting […]

Increased Spending on Police Will Not Make Us Safer – Investing in Neighborhoods Will

Grassroots Collaborative Statement on Proposed Increases to CPD Budget Chicago, IL – Grassroots Collaborative is a community labor coalition representing tens of thousands of Chicago residents who been hurt by the failed policies of the Emanuel administration. The following is a statement from Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative on Tuesday’s Committee on Budget […]

No Public Dollars for Lincoln Yards

Last week we joined with community residents from across the city for a press conference in front of the proposed site of the $5 billion dollar Lincoln Yards luxury development. Currently, the developer Sterling Bay is seeking up to $1 billion in taxpayer money to fund the building of a massive 70-acre mega development consisting […]

2018 People’s Gala

Mark Your Calendars! Our annual 2018 People’s Gala is on Wednesday, Sept. 26th. Come join us and members of the Chicago progressive community for an evening to celebrate our past years’ victories, and to re-energize and find inspiration for the work ahead.  We are so thrilled to be recognizing the following outstanding movement leaders and organizers who have […]