If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
Nearly 4 in 10 of those eligible for refunds made a claim for an average refund check of $36.62.
Motorists have only hours left to seek a refund from the city of Chicago.
Those seeking refunds only have until Dec. 11 to file a claim.
Motorists and Abolish Red Light Cameras have filed suit against Crestwood over the village’s red-light camera at Cicero Avenue and Cal Sag Road.
A ProPublica report shows that since 2009, the rate of bankruptcy filings in black neighborhoods in the Northern District of Illinois has doubled.
A quarter of the cameras were installed at intersections without a red-light-related crash in at least three years, and a majority did not meet IDOT criteria, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The proposed settlement would cost Chicago $38.75 million, with $26.75 being paid out in refunds and $12 million written off for those who never paid their tickets.
The ruling could affect 1.5 million motorists.
Chicago is taking yet another black eye for its mishandling of a highly controversial ticketing system, which has slapped drivers with hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.
A federal jury convicted former transportation official John Bills of fraud, extortion, bribery and more.