NBC 5 Digs Into Local Debt Recovery Program
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NBC 5 digs a bit deeper into the Local Debt Recovery Program, a recently enacted state law that allows municipalities to collect on old debt like parking tickets, red light cameras, water bills, even library fines by going after state tax refunds.
The Unit 5 investigation finds, to nobody’s surprise that Chicago has been the most aggressive city using the law and even documents efforts to collect on tickets as far back as 1990.
Springfield and Joliet are two other cities using the law and Joliet only goes back five years trying to collect on unpaid debt.
Here’s NBC 5′s full story, “City Wants to Collect on Debts Dating Back to 1990.”