The Racket

Chicago’s Towing And Booting Program Is Broken – WBEZ

~ ‘The city stole my car’- Politically connected towing co. auctioning towed cars – Chicago Sun-Times

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

~ Putting The Brakes On Illinois’ Towing Troubles? – CBS Chicago

Wrongfully Towed in Chicago – Videos

~ Disabled Woman Suing City For Towing Away Van Wrongly Declared Abandoned – YouTube

~ Disabled Woman’s $15,000 Van Wrongly Declared Abandoned, Sold For Scrap; ‘It’s Just Very Infuriating’ – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ Woman says CPD towed her car by mistake and now she must pay to get it back – VIDEO

Wrongfully Towed in Chicago – News Articles

Wrongfully Towed in Other Cities – Videos

~ Cars towed after obeying Hartford’s parking ban – YouTube

~ Class action lawsuit claims illegal towing allowed in Detroit, Hamtramck – YouTube

~ Drivers Claim Cars Illegally Towed While Parked Outside Wilmington Hotel – YouTube

~ Hillsdale man says city wrongfully towed his car; now they can’t find it – YouTube

~ Wrongfully towed- How to get your money back – YouTube

~ Man claims company illegally towed vehicle, photo evidence Richmond, – YouTube

~ Man says car was wrongly towed, faces steep towing charges – YouTube

~ Man Sues LA For Towing, Then Selling, His Car While He Was Recovering From Cancer Surgery – YouTube

~ Southern California Residents Claim City Wrongfully Towed Their Cars – video Dailymotion

Wrongfully Towed in Other Cities – News Articles

Excessive Fees – Videos

~ Just What Can Be Done To Stop Towing Companies From Charging Exorbitant Fees? – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ Canadian Hauling Company Socked With Towing Bill Of Over $18,000 In Chicago, And Not For First Time – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ Lawsuit filed over ‘excessive’ towing storage fees – YouTube

Excessive Fees – News Articles

“Towing Without Telling” – Videos

~ Police Recovered His Stolen Car, But Never Told Him, Leaving Him With $685 In Fees – YouTube

~ Towing Without Telling- City Accused Of Towing Vehicles Without Proper Warning, And Now Taxpayers Could Be On The Hook For Millions – CBS2 Chicago – VIDEO

~ Thousands Of Chicagoans Wake Up To Missing Cars – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ ‘Towing Without Telling’ Is Now Subject Of Major Lawsuit – YouTube

“Towing Without Telling” – News Articles

Lost Vehicles

~ Her Car Has Been Missing For Six Months – YouTube

Wrecking Cars While Towing

~ Illegal towing in Chicago during covid19 pandemic by Redmons towing – YouTube

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

Tow and Sell

~ Federal Lawsuit Challenges City of Chicago Controversial Towing Program – NBC Chicago – Video

Towing Children in Chicago – Videos

~ Police- Tow Truck Driver Tows Car With Child Inside, Abandons Him Nearby – NBC Chicago – VIDEO

~ Tow Truck Driver Pulls Car Away, With Kids Inside – YouTube

~ Tow Truck Driver Tows Car With Child With Down Syndrome Inside – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ Witnesses- Tow Truck Operator Took Vehicle From Chatham Parking Lot With Child Inside – NBC Chicago – VIDEO

Towing Children in Other Cities – Videos


~ Car towed from Houston apartment complex with child inside – YouTube

~ Family Says Car Towed In Allston With Young Children Inside – CBS Boston – VIDEO


~ Woman’s car towed, with dog inside – YouTube

Towing Children in Chicago – News Articles

Towing Children in Other Cities – News Articles

Tow Trucks Running Red Lights

~ Tow Truck Drivers Enforcing Winter Parking Bans Seen Plowing Through Red Lights – YouTube

~ 2 Officers Among 8 Hurt After Tow Truck Driver Runs Red Light In South LA – YouTube

~ Tow truck driver runs red light and t-bones SUV, killing passenger in Carmel Valley – YouTube

Predatory Towing in Chicago – Videos

~ 2 Investigators- Tow Truck Drivers Follow Accident Victim To Hospital – YouTube

~ Taken By Tow Trucks; Legal Loophole Makes Chicago Drivers Easy Targets – YouTube

~ Towing Company Rips Off Driver – YouTube

Predatory Towing in Other Cities – Videos

~ Business owner says tow company took trailer with $40K in frozen chicken – YouTube

~ CBS4 Investigates What Critics Call ‘Predatory Towing’ From Apartment Parking Lots – YouTube

~ KDKA Investigates- Attorney Challenging Towing Practices – YouTube

~ Predatory towing gets Evergreen five year license revocation – YouTube

~ Predatory towing plagues DC area – YouTube

~ Predatory Towing – YouTube

Predatory Towing Scams in Chicago – News Articles

Predatory Towing Scams in Other Cities- News Articles

Towing Scams – Videos

~ 2 men accused of running fake towing operation, pretending to be with Chicago city workers – ABC7 Chicago – VIDEO

~ Alleged Tow Truck Scam Holding Vehicles Hostage For Thousands Of Dollars In Chicago – CBS Chicago – VIDEO

~ Business owner says tow company took trailer with $40K in frozen chicken – YouTube

~ Chicago Towing Company Busted – YouTube

~ CHP- Illegal tow truck scam impacted 250 people, possibly more – YouTube

~ Exclusive- New York City Towing Company Accused Of Deceiving Drivers In Lawsuit – YouTube

Lincoln Towing Chicago – Videos

~ Court rules Lincoln Towing can stay in business for now – WGN-TV – VIDEO

~ Chicago Towing Company May Lose License After Hundreds of Unauthorized Tows – YouTube

~ Lincoln Towing back in business after judge reverses previous revocation order – YouTube

~ Lincoln Towing To Resume Operations, Working To Fix Licensing Issues – YouTube

~ Lincoln Towing’s license revoked by Illinois Commerce Commission – YouTube

~ State Revokes Lincoln Towing’s License – YouTube

Lincoln Towing Chicago – News Articles

Towing Corruption in Chicago

Towing Corruption in Other Cities

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