ProPublica Illinois has launched its first Facebook group: Driven Into Debt: Chicago Drivers Navigating Vehicle Ticket Troubles. It’s for people affected by Chicago’s vehicle ticketing policies and practices, including those struggling with debt or bankruptcy. Others interested in learning more about the issues are also welcome.
We want to hear your stories and learn from your experiences, all to inform our reporting, and to build a forum for community members to share information.
We hope you can help us.
The group will be moderated by ProPublica Illinois reporter Melissa Sanchez and WBEZ digital editor Elliott Ramos, who have collaborated on several ticketing investigations. If you join, you’ll be able to communicate with them, as well as get the scoop on our soon-to-be-launched interactive database about ticketing.