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Suspended Indefinitely: Driver’s Licenses and the Long Road to Work

(Article Updated: Kelvin succeeded in re obtaining his license in 2015.) Last month, we wrote that driver’s license suspensions unfairly penalize the poor. Without the money to get it back, a suspended license creates tremendous barriers for those trying to earn a living.  Kelvin Anderson, a Retention Assistant at Growing Home, Inc, shared his story with [...]

License Suspension Unfairly Penalizes the Poor

In January, NPR profiled how driver’s license suspensions unfairly “tax” the poor. NPR cited a study by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators that found nationally, “About 40 percent of [driver's license] suspensions are for unpaid traffic tickets, and for things like not paying child support, or getting caught with drugs — things that [...]

DFSS 2015 Budget Highlights

It is budgeting time for Chicago and city departments are presenting their proposed 2015 plans to the City Council for approval. The mayor submitted his budget recommendations earlier in October, and additions and changes will be made to the budget in November and December. The goal is for the City Council to approve a balanced budget [...]