Duplicate Ticketing Sends Drivers Into Bankruptcy, Costs City Money

A Chicago city sticker layered on a pile of traffic tickets
Photo illustration: Paula Friedrich/WBEZ, City sticker image courtesy of City of Chicago
A Chicago city sticker layered on a pile of traffic tickets
Photo illustration: Paula Friedrich/WBEZ, City sticker image courtesy of City of Chicago

Duplicate Ticketing Sends Drivers Into Bankruptcy, Costs City Money

Have you ever gotten slapped with a $200 ticket for a lapsed city sticker? How about more than one in the same day? A WBEZ and ProPublica Illinois investigation into who gets ticketed — and how often — found that the city hit drivers with steep fines, even if they had already been ticketed earlier that same day.

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ digital editor Elliott Ramos and ProPublica Illinois reporter Melissa Sanchez for more on this issue.

GUESTS: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ digital editor

Melissa Sanchez, Propublica Illinois

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