Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance with a vote of 49-1, O2019-5547, which is a first step towards reforming tickets, payment plans, and ticket debt collections related to non-driving violations in the City of Chicago. Reforms to the city’s fines and fees system are urgent: Northern Illinois is the national capital for Chapter 13 Bankruptcies, due largely to Chicago’s aggressive and racially disproportionate ticketing and collections processes.

Read the full statement from the Transit Table coalition here.