Court rules Chicago issued millions in fines illegally

CHICAGO — Illinois’ First District Appellate Court has declared the City of Chicago has improperly issued tickets since at least 2012 which exceed the state’s $250 local ordinance fine limit, according to a press release from Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC. Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC....

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Electrical-Ice-9175
Electrical-Ice-9175
137 · 13 days ago · Reddit

Yes hello, I’m here to claim my 80 cents of the millions and millions of dollars Chicago took from their residents.

O-parker
O-parker
28 · 13 days ago · Reddit

This otta be interesting .. but will likely just continue

Randomuser223556
Randomuser223556
25 · 13 days ago · Reddit

Seems like it isn't the tickets but the extra fees they tack on. Article says ticket limit is 250 dollars. They list a fire hydrant ticket that totals 400? I've never received a fire hydrant ticket because I'm not a fool, but that doesn't seem all that high to me for parking on a hydrant.

ZeroPride
ZeroPride
19 · 13 days ago · Reddit

In highly likely case you don't bother to read the article, there's a state statute saying local governments can't issue tickets with fines higher than $150. The issue is the fines were too high, not that the violations weren't legitimate.

There's a class action law suit and if it wins you'll be contacted if you're a class member. Blahblahattorney'sfees

The law firm stated tickets had been issued, such as for an expired or non-existent city stickers or parking too close to a fire hydrant, which carried total costs of initial fines plus penalties of up to $400. They added the city issues more than 200,000 of these tickets each year. At $150 over the state limit, those estimates would equate to $300 million in illegally collected fines over the past decade.

Sgt-Spliff
Sgt-Spliff
16 · 13 days ago · Reddit

Lol one post over, everyone is shitting on people for not paying their parking tickets. It's almost like half the members of this sub don't even live in Chicago. This post right here, this is something real residents coulda told you

ricochet53
ricochet53
7 · 13 days ago · Reddit

There are some agencies that charge $750, and they're all adjudicated at city hall so the cities or towns can keep all the money, while promising you that "it won't go on your record"

Every town does this, not just Chicago, and it's shady as hell.