Parking Tickets Paid, But State Worker Still Having Wages Garnished
Earlier this year, the City of Chicago began utilizing a state law that allows municipalities to collect unpaid debt by taking taxpayers’ Illinois state tax refunds or, in the case of state workers, garnishing wages directly from their pay checks.
Chicago has collected millions in unpaid debt, the bulk of which has been outstanding parking tickets and red light camera tickets sometimes going back 20 years.
But according to CBS 2 News, one food service worker at the University of Illinois who owed over $1200 in parking tickets, the Illinois Comptroller’s Office got the money she owed in full, but is continuing to dock her every pay check anyways.
Here’s CBS 2′s full story, “State Worker: State Docking My Pay, Even After I Paid Off Debt.”