Sunday, September 01, 2019

Bankrupt in-all-but-name Chicago trying to collect decades-old parking tickets

State law needs to be changed so units of government in Illinoia can declare bankruptcy.

And the pension guarantee clause--some people are mad at me over this one--needs to be removed from the state constitution.

In the meantime bankrupt-in-all-but-name Chicago, which has not had a Republican governor since 1931, continues to grasp at straws as it drives itself off a cliff.

From CBS Chicago:
A parking ticket is frustrating–especially when you’re not positive you ever did anything wrong. But when the ticket is nearly two dozen years old and you just discovered you owe the money, what are you supposed to do?

Marcy Fitzpatrick shared the story of a “notice of liability” she recently got in the mail from a law firm working for the City of Chicago. It stated that she owed $73 for a parking ticket she allegedly got outside her apartment in 1997.

CBS 2 started looking into possible solutions for Fitzpatrick and discovered that some jurisdictions have statutes of limitation for parking ticket debts. The City of Chicago is not one of them.

The city has, over the years, offered temporary amnesty programs. In late 2015, for example, drivers paid off parking tickets without late fees.


fillmoreranger said...

she should motion the ticket up in court and have the city produce the original signed complaint, It won't be able to.

Sean Thornton said...

"some people are mad at me over this one"

These are the same people who fail to understand the two hands rule:

Put out both hands. "Wish" in one, and $h!t in the other. Let me know which one fills up first.

In other words, they are mad at reality, not you. Yes, it would be nice to have that pension guarantee. But, the actual economy we have in reality doesn't support it. I.e., you can't get blood from a stone.

John Ruberry said...

True, Sean.