Lawmakers Call For Ticketing And Debt Collection Reform
The Chicago City Council has approved the first reforms to help low-income residents cope with crippling debt following a WBEZ-ProPublica Illinois investigation into ticketing disparities.
The city’s ticketing and debt collection system punishes motorists who can’t afford to pay tickets and has failed to generate projected revenue.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Elliott Ramos and ProPublica Illinois’ Melissa Sanchez for an update on the story.
GUESTS: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ data reporter and digital editor
Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois reporter
LEARN MORE: Chicago City Council Approves Modest First Reforms on Ticketing and Debt (ProPublica Illinois 11/14/18)