Advocates are disappointed the city didn’t do more to encourage drivers to sign up for debt relief. The city says more reforms are coming.
Only a fraction of drivers have applied so far, and city officials are urging residents not to wait.
Since 2009, the city has sold more than 1,200 vehicles that were caught up in the winter ban.
As many as 500,000 drivers could be eligible to have at least three city sticker tickets dropped.
The leaves fell, then iced, and that means no street-sweeping tickets. We mapped the affected areas.
The inspector general’s office saw police, and their family and friends, park near Soldier Field, Wrigley Field and a downtown theater.
Attention, Chicago motorists: You have until Oct. 31 to buy a city sticker and then qualify for a new debt forgiveness program.
The measures, which were prompted by a ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago investigation, are scheduled to take effect by mid-November.
This year alone, city policy required Uber and Lyft to suspend more than 15,500 people — about 15% of local ride-share drivers.
The mayor also wants to reduce the max fee for not having a valid city sticker and give drivers with a boot an extra day to pay their fines.