Monument Ads – National Basketball Association

With the contract problems between owners and players, the NBA might be looking for institutional advertising. What better place that the four $16,000 Virginia Street Tax Increment Financing District boundary markers? = = = = = Photoshopping by one Heck … Continue reading

Monument Ads – Public Service Announcements

Public service announcements don’t bring in any revenue to help pay for the four $16,000 monuments, but they would establish that ads could be purchased. = = = = = Photoshopping by one Heck of a Guy blogster Allan Showalter. … Continue reading

Could TIF Monument Ads Help City Collect More Sales Taxes?

Crystal Lake used to get a lot of money from sales taxes? To keep the dollars flowing, the Crystal Lake City Council voted to hike the city’s rate by 75%. Advertising shopping opportunities in the city might help repay the … Continue reading

A Way to Recoup the Costs of the Virginia Street TIF Monuments

Besides increasing parking fees and fining people $100 for speeding past a camera, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has come up with an idea that might work in Crystal Lake. He suggests selling space on public places, such as bridge monuments. … Continue reading