New Taskforce Will Examine City’s Ticketing And Debt Collection System
City officials on Thursday launched a new taskforce to examine the city’s ticketing and debt collection system and its impact on motorists in low-income and black communities.
The City Council approved modest reforms in November to help low-income residents cope with debt following a WBEZ-ProPublica Illinois investigation into how the city punishes motorists who can’t afford to pay tickets.
Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Elliott Ramos and Propublica Illinois reporter Melissa Sanchez for the latest on this issue.
GUESTS: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ data reporter and digital editor
Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica Illinois reporter