Former Sheriff Cites COFI in Tribune Op-Ed Rejecting Fines and Fees to Fund Police

“The Chicago-based Community Organizing and Family Issues Project surveyed low-income parents in Chicago and downstate and found that, among those living on less than $15,000 a year, 22% had outstanding ticket debt. Added to high levels of debt from student loans and medical and utility bills, this creates a constant financial crisis for many families.”

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