Impound

The guys down at the impound lot are sure to take really good care of your vehicle as they jack it up on the forklift with an ever so gentle touch and dump it off somewhere in the seemingly never ending lot of heartbreak and sorrow.


VIDEOS

~ The Chicago Auto Impound At Sacramento Boulevard – YouTube


~ Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Chicago’s Impound Racket – YouTube


~ City of Chicago sued over impounded cars – ABC7 Chicago – VIDEO


~ New lawsuit alleges City of Chicago is unconstitutional in selling impounded cars – ABC7 Chicago – VIDEO


Podcast

~ Chicago Police Took Thousands Of Cars Without Criminal Charges & Stuck Owners With Thousands In Debt – YouTube


Hundreds of Thousands of Cars Impounded

~ Chicago Police Impounded 250,000 Vehicles Since 2010. Here’s Why City Hall’s Rethinking That Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake in a program that enforces city policy but often cripples drivers with debt. – WBEZ Chicago


Seize and Sell

~ Chicago Seized And Sold Nearly 50,000 Cars Over Tickets Since 2011, Sticking Owners With Debt – WBEZ Chicago


~ Report: Chicago Has Seized and Sold Nearly 50,000 Cars Over Ticket Debt Since 2011 – Newsweek


~ Chicago Regularly Sells Cars Lost To Overnight Winter Parking Ban – WBEZ Chicago


~ Chicago ‘tow-and-sell’ operation flips 50K cars, buries drivers in debt – Illinois Policy


~ A towing controversy – Chicago Tribune

~ Report- More than 40 percent of cars towed in Chicago sold for scrap metal – nwitimes.com

Wrongfully Impounded

~ Chicago’s impound system punishes innocent car owners – Chicago Tribune


~ Chicago Impounded This Grandmother’s Car For a Pot Offense She Didn’t Commit. Now She Owes $6,000 – Reason.com


Fines and Fees

~ Chicago Has Raked in $114 Million in Vehicle Impound Fines Since 2012 – Reason.com


It’s a Racket

~ An Inside Look at Chicago’s Seedy Car-Impound Netherworld – Car and Driver


~ Chicago Impound – Institute for Justice


~ EDITORIAL- A fix for Chicago’s car impoundment system is long overdue – Chicago Sun-Times


Lawsuits


Court Rulings


Other Cities


~ This is how City Of Chicago tow and impound your cars – YouTube