Aldermen have authorized spending $3 million in downtown TIF money to help several projects… including a new façade for the PNC Bank building, and renovations at two sites along East Monroe.
Alderman Doris Turner voted against the Monroe Street projects, saying she believed the deal was cut before it ever went before the aldermen.
She says there should be more open deliberation on proposed TIF projects.
The city council also approved granting a three-percent preference on city contracts for businesses located in Sangamon County but outside the Springfield city limits. City businesses get a five-percent advantage.