Metro editor, Chicago Sun-Times
An admitted drug trafficker assumed the $15,000 he allegedly paid two lawyers more than 10 years ago was used in part to pay bribes to Ald. Ed Burke.
The City paid more than $100,000 in the last four years to a dozen people whose cars were towed and wrongly sold before the owners could claim them.
The city has ordered EAR to do criminal background checks on all of its towing subcontractors — something the city never did before.
In one case, the city demanded more than $1,000 for three parking tickets, and towing and storage fees, then took possession of the car.