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Seniors Furious After City Takes Money From Pensions To Pay Off Parking Tickets

Drivers who have unpaid parking tickets in Chicago have to worry about more than just having their state income tax refunds seized to pay off their debts; the city is also taking money out of some seniors’ pension checks.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

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City Starts Collecting Unpaid Fines By Seizing State Tax Refunds

Chicago taxpayers are starting to get the bad news: no state income tax refund for you. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, thousands could see their refunds disappear, because of unpaid city fines.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

City Council Chambers

Think Tank: Seizing Tax Refunds Won’t Help City Budget

The head of a conservative think tank calls the plan to intercept ticket scofflaws’ tax refunds a desperate money grab by the city.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Approves Tax Refund Seizures, Bath Salts Ban

City revenue collectors can now take your state income tax refund if you aren’t paying your parking tickets, now that the City Council has approved the plan.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012