Mayor Lightfoot starts plan to change Chicago's system of fines and fees

 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced she plans to take steps toward changing Chicago's system of fines and fees. This will fulfill a promise she made while campaigning. This change will impact thousands of people, and help many people from filing bankruptcy due to ticket debt. This includes eliminating driver's license suspensions for non-driving violations, reducing city sticker penalties and making payment plans more accessible. Lightfoot is also calling for individuals to be able to request a 24-hour extension to pay fines in full or get on a payment plan after having their car booted. Payment plans will also be more affordable. These will create a loss of millions for the city. The Mayor says things should balance out.

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