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Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw Landlords

Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.



Illinois Tollway To Go After Scofflaws

If you haven’t paid your tolls in Illinois, expect to hear from the Tollway soon.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City To Fund Summer Jobs With Money From Scofflaws

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that money seized by the city from scofflaws will allow the city to add almost 20,000 summer jobs for city youth.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

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

Rahm Emanuel Taxes

Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay Them

The City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.


A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Denver Boot Coming For Rolling Meadows Parking Scofflaws

If you live in Rolling Meadows, Police are warning you – the boot is coming.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Chicago City Sticker (CBS)

Aldermen Turn Attention To Vehicle Sticker Fees At Budget Hearings

In a second day of city budget hearings at City Hall, aldermen turned their focus to the Emanuel administration’s proposal to increase fees for city vehicle stickers, as City Clerk Susana Mendoza urged them to go after sticker scofflaws instead.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011