Chicago’s abusive fines and fees harm the poor and highlight troubling national trend

Kyle Sweetland, Diana Simpson  |  February 13, 2020

By Kyle Sweetland and Diana Simpson (Institute for Justice), includes “… Sadly, Chicago’s impound system is a microcosm of the city’s broader approach to code enforcement. According to a recent national report, fines and fees accounted for 10.7%, or $340 million, of Chicago’s 2018 general fund revenues. … the median for the 50 largest U.S. cities was just 2%. …” 

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