CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council heard some sometimes heated testimony over the activities of the notorious Lincoln Towing Company, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Abby Amey says she fought for two years to get her money back from having her car towed improperly by Lincoln Towing, known in a decades-old-song as the Lincoln Park Pirates.

“I was pregnant, it was very cold,” she said. “They stole my vehicle. Whatever you want to call it, it was stolen. It was my property. It was taken from me. It was where it was supposed to be. I was able to prove it. The tickets were held up.”

Alderman Ameya Pawar said complaints about the company are abundant.

“The 20th District spent almost 600 man hours dealing with towing complaints,” Pewar said. “That’s 600 hours that they weren’t devoting to anything else.”

But company lawyer Allen Perl insists there are few real complaints.

“Four tenths of one percent of the complaints ever go to a finding with the Commerce Commission,” he said.

The Illinois Commerce Commission is investigating the company now.