The Des Plaines TIF is so huge that I’ve got to start posting more pictures or I’ll never get done. So here’s a few pictures from Jimmy’s Restaurant, another property threatened by eminent domain in the Des Plaines Five Corners/River-Rand TIF District.
As you can see, Jimmy has been pretty active in the TIF opposition effort.
There may be some actual blight in the Des Plaines TIF zone, but you won’t find any of it at Jimmy’s. The owner spent a lot remodeling the interior. I couldn’t take too many pictures with all the customers there, but check out the interior:
Even the back of the building is well-maintained: