In the News

WVON Radio

Ladder Up was interviewed by Perri Small of WVON in the spring of 2019 to discuss what to do if you can’t pay your tax bill.

Red Eye Chicago

Ladder Up was featured in a column in the Red Eye featuring volunteer opportunities and information about our services.


ABC 7 highlighted Ladder Up’s 2018 Tax-A-Thon event at Olive-Harvey College and ongoing tax preparation services.

Ladder Up 2018 Tax-A-Thon Press Release

Ladder Up Launches Tax-A-Thon During Busiest Month of Tax Season

Spanish Public Media

Ladder Up Project Coordinator Becky Santiago was interviewed by Spanish Public Media about free tax help available in 2018 and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). & Lawndale News and Lawndale promoted Tax Prep Chicago, the partnership between the City of Chicago, the Center for Economic Progress, and Ladder Up, that makes free tax services available to thousands of Chicago residents each year.

Tax Prep Chicago Press Release

Tax Prep Chicago Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Free Income Tax Assistance


The Morning Shift interviewed Ladder Up Director Christine Cheng in late February about the 800,000 incorrect healthcare tax forms that were sent to taxpayers.

Chicago Tonight

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight interviewed Ladder Up about tax tips.


The Morning Shift interviewed Ladder Up Director Christine Cheng and longtime volunteer Judy Andringa about the Tax Assistance Program.

United Way

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago invited Ladder Up to be a part of its 2012 “Because of You” video.

Chicago Magazine

Ladder Up Founder Bob Burke was named a Chicagoan of the Year in 2011.