Still No Word On Ticketing Investigation
Yates is the Chicago Tribune’s Problem Solver columnist and spends his time trying to help out consumers who are getting screwed, get some help. It’s great consumer advocacy journalism and it’s fun to see the little guy get some justice.
A year ago Yates reported on the plight of Mark Geinosky, who received 24 Chicago parking tickets for violations at places he had never been. The curious thing was that 13 of them were written sequentially out of the same police ticket book.
A year later, Geinosky has contested and beat all 24 tickets, but the investigation into the story, spurred on by Yate’s reporting is still ongoing.
Allegedly, CPD says the investigation is nearly complete.
Read Yate’s column on the subject, “A year later, no answers in parking ticket probe.”
Also, check out Yate’s “Ticket-challenging tips.”
Personally, at least on this subject, Yates might want to stick to consumer journalism.
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