Authors Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk & Amara Enyia: "Chicago Is Not Broke"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago's Mayor (and just about everyone else) claims that Chicago is broke. This book, a civic education project,  refutes that claim. Its authors -- Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk and Amara Enyia, along with others -- show that far from being broke, Chicago has ample resources to become the city we all need and deserve.  Tom Tresser if a civic educator and public defender. With Benjamin Sugar, Tom co-founded The Civic Lab, a co-working space where activists, educators, coders and designers came to work, collaborate, teach and build tools for civic engagement.

This book event is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest and the Oak Park Public Library. 

A team of local experts headed by Tom Tresser has written short articles describing how we can save and generate major revenues for Chicago. The book is divided into three sections: (1) Money That Is Stolen From Us - Money We Should Not Have Spent, (2) Money That Is Hidden From Us, and (3) Money That We Are Not Collecting - But Should Be. Their goal is to make Chicago taxpayers and others super smart about how the city really works and influence conversations about next year's budget and beyond.

Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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