This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and here about parking ticket suspensions and she’s pleased that the City has finally come to its senses. That’s right there’s an actual recognition that we have been in an economic slump for the last 4-5 years and as her mum would say, “you just can’t get blood from a turnip”.
From the Chicago Tribune:
The city hopes to collect an extra $2.5 million in back-debt on parking and red-light tickets by allowing lower initial payments when debt repayment plans are worked out.
Under the plan, proposed Wednesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, scofflaws will no longer have to pay 25 percent of what they owe upfront.
Instead, the amount owed would be spread over equal monthly payments that would go on for as long as a year.
To qualify, the scofflaws would have to already be qualified for one of several low-income programs.