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The group is part of an effort to make vehicle ticketing less unfair.
The move is the city’s latest effort to reform its troubled ticketing and debt collection practices.
The changes signal a growing acknowledgement that the city’s reliance on fines and fees to generate revenue has come at a significant cost for some residents.
The proposal, the latest in a series of reforms aiming to respond to growing public pressure, would make it easier for motorists to avoid having their driver’s licenses suspended.
The proposal is intended to discourage drivers from filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but it does nothing to change onerous payment plans for motorists who don’t file at all.
The proposal would cap late penalties and create community service alternatives to some fines.
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Anna Valencia proposed creating city sticker options so low-income drivers can afford to be in compliance and avoid costly tickets.
A conversation with Chicago journalist Jackie Serrato about bottom-up reporting, building trust and covering local arrests by ICE.
Documentos confidenciales revelan detalles sobre los problemas para encontrar a los padres y las experiencias traumáticas durante la política de tolerancia cero de la administración Trump.
Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.
Documentos internos revelan la desesperación y el tedio en una de las más grandes redes de refugios para menores en la nación.
Yes, but you wouldn’t know it if we relied solely on the agency paid to protect thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in Illinois.
Internal documents reveal despair and tedium in one of the nation’s largest shelter networks for unaccompanied minors.
For the first time, the city’s database, which tracks more than 28 million parking and vehicle compliance tickets, is easily available to the public.
Seven weeks after the city pledged to address the issue, drivers are still on the hook — and now Chicago’s ticketing practices are becoming an issue in the mayor’s race.
Documentos recientemente obtenidos aportan detalles sobre incidentes preocupantes, incluyendo a menores teniendo relaciones sexuales en una sala de televisión y la huida de dos niñas durante una excursión a un museo.
“Lax” supervision at Heartland shelters contributed to runaways, sexual activity and alleged inappropriate relationships.
Newly obtained documents provide details on troubling incidents, including children having sex in a TV room and two girls running away on a museum field trip.