Crawford Tax Incentives Hearing and Vote, March 1 at 11:00

Rally at City Hall to Oppose Hilco Development and Truck Dock Facilty, Photo Credit: LVEJO

Address: 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago
Date: February 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: City Hall, Room 201A
Instructor: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO),

Please attend and testify against the proposed for the estimated $19.6 million dollar tax break to redevelop the Crawford Coal Power plant.  Hearing is scheduled for March 1st at 11 am in room 201A at City Hall.

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) Preservation Chicago and the community oppose  R2018-1394, a Class 6(b) tax incentive measure to allow the former Crawford Coal Power Plant to be torn down and the surrounding site to be redeveloped into a massive, million-square-foot warehousing and distribution center as part of a $100 million project by multi-billion-dollar corporation Hilco Global.

The Committee will meet Friday, March 1st at 11 am in room 201A at City Hall to reintroduce Hilco’s bid for tax incentives in the committee. We are asking all partners to continue to support the Little Village community in their demands to Stop the Hilco Project and prevent any taxpayer dollars from contributing to additional environmental racism that this project represents by:

  • testifying AGAINST this measure at the committee meeting on Friday, urging committee to say NO to incentives for Hilco
  • contacting decision-makers on the committee by email and phone to urge NO to incentives for Hilco, especially if you cannot attend in person on Friday (see end of email for information)

Although the first meeting was rescheduled and the second deferred, at the third meeting on Tues. Jan. 22nd, the Committee on Economic, Capital, and Technology Development heard R2018-1394, the proposal for the estimated $19.6 million dollar tax break to redevelop the Crawford Coal Power plant. It was held in committee by unanimous vote by members, delaying a decision on the measure based on calls, emails, and great testimony made by community members and supporters at the meeting, including Respiratory Health Association, Illinois Sierra Club, the Illinois Environmental Council, Preservation Chicago, and LVEJO. Click here to see additional coverage of the meeting by the Daily Line printed in Block Club Chicago.