Chicago Newsroom 04/18/19 by Chicago Newsroom published on 2019-04-18T20:32:39Z Communications consultant Peter Cunningham, Chicago Newsroom producer David Resnick and Openlands CEO Jerry Adelmann appear on today's show. Cunningham says of Tax Increment Financing that it's been proven not to work in blighted regions- the very areas they were designed to help. He also tells us that Chicago's dropping population is a significant issue, because it affects tax policy, education planning and almost every other aspect of City management. In the second segment Jerry Adelmann tells us that he's optimistic about the Lightfoot administration's commitment to environmental issues, and says that Chicago's urban forest is in a serious state of decay. He also discusses a number of open-space initiatives with which his organization is involved, including Treekeepers, which trains residents in basic arboriculture so they can perform volunteer work caring for neighborhood trees. This program is a production of Chicago Access Network.