Topics

David H. Moore

Chicago alderman backs off on 'Chiraq' tax credit resolution

Chicago alderman backs off on 'Chiraq' tax credit resolution

For the second time in a week, a City Council member has backed away after threatening legislative action to protest the use of the title "Chiraq" for filmmaker Spike Lee's Chicago-based movie. The City Council Finance Committee was set Monday to hold a hearing on a nonbinding resolution asking the state to withhold a tax break from Lee and his company, 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, as long as the film kept its controversial title. But the resolution's sponsor, Ald. Will Burns, 4th, said the hearing would instead be held at a later date. Asked whether he still wants state lawmakers not to give Lee the break, Burns said the important thing was to hold a hearing so...

Loading