Those who were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of the June 25 vote on the Dempster-Dodge TIF have probably exhaled deeply, since the City Council approved the single-owner, single-property Evanston Plaza shopping center as a tax-increment financing district. 

Kane McKenna, the City’s TIF consultants, reported that they believed the shopping plaza at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue was suitable for a TIF.  The vote was 6-2; Alderman Coleen Burrus, 9th Ward, did not attend the City Council meeting.