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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Age Groups: 
Adults
Debby Preiser
dpreiser@oppl.org