A federal appeals court said the city’s aggressive legal strategy, aimed at discouraging motorists with unpaid ticket debt from filing under Chapter 13, violated the basic protections of bankruptcy, and the city was doing so mostly to generate revenue.
Por generaciones, la agencia de Illinois para el bienestar infantil ha fracasado a la hora de atender adecuadamente a las familias de habla hispana cuyos niños tiene bajo su cuidado.
For generations, Illinois’ child welfare agency has failed to adequately serve Spanish-speaking families with children in its care.
A report from the Chicago Fines, Fees & Access Collaborative responded to many of the problems ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago revealed.
Al mismo tiempo, otro operador de albergues está intentando expandir su presencia en Chicago.
At the same time, another shelter operator is trying to expand its footprint in Chicago.
Proposals from the 14 candidates range from studying ticketing enforcement disparities to overhauling payment plans.
We’ve collected data on 54 million tickets issued over the past two decades in the city. Search for your address and compare your ward with others, and see how Chicago’s reliance on ticketing affects motorists across the city.
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.