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How Chicago’s Car Seizure Policies Hurt Low-Income Motorists

A WBEZ investigation found the city seized and sold almost 50,000 cars because of unpaid tickets since 2011 — the vast majority coming from low-income communities on the city’s South and West sides.

Once the cars are sold, motorists are still responsible for paying impound fees and ticket debt. WBEZ’s Elliott Ramos joins the Morning Shift to discuss how residents have lost their driver’s licences and filed for bankruptcy over mounting debt.

GUEST: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ data reporter and digital editor

LEARN MORE: Chicago Seized And Sold Nearly 50,000 Cars Over Tickets Since 2011, Sticking Owners With Debt (WBEZ 1/7/19)

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