This is part of a collection of transcripts from oral interviews by journalist Dave Glowacz with Ben Joravsky, veteran columnist on government and politics for the Chicago Reader. Since 2007, Glowacz has conducted interviews with Joravsky to get his opinions on and conclusions about the reporting Joravsky has done on local and national issues. In each interview, Glowacz and Joravsky dive deep into government policy, practice, and mishap--illuminating the backgrounds and motivations of significant players, and exploring connections to other issues affecting how Chicagoans live. Since their inception, the interviews have been available in podcast form at Inside Chicago Government (chigov.com). This publication focuses on the approximately four dozen interviews over nine years in which Glowacz and Joravsky discussed tax-increment financing.