Chicago Comptroller On Proposed Fines and Fees Reform

Chicago Comptroller On Proposed Fines and Fees Reform
City Comptroller Reshma Soni stops by the Morning Shift on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Chicago Comptroller On Proposed Fines and Fees Reform
City Comptroller Reshma Soni stops by the Morning Shift on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Jason Marck / WBEZ

Chicago Comptroller On Proposed Fines and Fees Reform

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken initial steps to reform Chicago’s fines and fees practices that have hit the city’s low-income neighborhoods the hardest. But it’s up to the City Council to pass those proposed changes on Wednesday.

Morning Shift digs into how Lightfoot’s plan aims to end harmful enforcement practices, reduce fines and fees, and bring low-income motorists into compliance.

GUEST: Reshma Soni, city comptroller

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