Decades of data show the towing program relies on a problematic contract that sells thousands of cars and barely makes the city money.
Half of Chicago’s census tracts were considered middle income in 1970. Today, that’s down to 16 percent.
Chicago’s rising water costs caused over 150,000 water shutoffs since 2007, mostly in low-income, black and Latino neighborhoods.
The effort to collect on city-sticker and other tickets has led the city to sell off nearly 50,000 cars since 2011.