Cicero largely silent as residents ra...

Cicero largely silent as residents rail about aggressive car-to...

There are 80 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Cicero largely silent as residents rail about aggressive car-to.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Andy Amato's car has been towed twice this year because he left it parked on the street on days Cicero 's street sweepers were to come through.

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rico

Chicago, IL

#67 Jul 27, 2009
Just keep all section 8s in Englewood would be enough.
Carol

Aurora, IL

#68 Jul 28, 2009
Why is every one so hateful about race? This is not about color! This is about finding out the reason for cash for Ram! Did you notice there is no paper trail with them? They came in with Betty Loren and it seem's to me they are here to stay unless someone goes outside of Cicero (F.B.I.) to get info on them and who they really are. I think you know what I am talking about. If this is legal, o.k. but I would like to know my right's about taking my property. What the law's are in this regard.
pug

Berwyn, IL

#69 Jul 28, 2009
Carol wrote:
Why is every one so hateful about race? This is not about color! This is about finding out the reason for cash for Ram! Did you notice there is no paper trail with them? They came in with Betty Loren and it seem's to me they are here to stay unless someone goes outside of Cicero (F.B.I.) to get info on them and who they really are. I think you know what I am talking about. If this is legal, o.k. but I would like to know my right's about taking my property. What the law's are in this regard.
Driving is a priviledge controlled by Illinois Secretary of State. Not a right.

Your town has enacted laws re: parking on public streets. Again not a right.

Your vehicle is your property. The operation and storage (parking) of it is governed by laws.

These laws or ordinances are written by your representatives trustees, senators, etc.

The ones you vote for.
rico

United States

#70 Jul 28, 2009
Certain groups of people think America should pay for everything or it's racist.
Carol

Aurora, IL

#71 Jul 28, 2009
Again, I get that. And right, my property. You are missing the point. I don't believe for a minute this is legitimate, when they accept only cash. Cicero is corrupt and that money is not being documented. From this site I see people that don't want to stand up and beg the question of what is going on in Cicero or probably anywhere else. Has it occured to you that there must be avery good reason for forgetting to move the car, rather than pay such an exorbitant amount of fine? Further, I cannot be expected to know what they do in office once they get in. No one can. Ticket is fine. Taxes we all pay for THE PRIVILEDGE. Over and over again.
Carol Berwyn

Aurora, IL

#72 Jul 28, 2009
WHAT are you talking about? You are off the wall on this one. 135.00@ how many tow's plus ticket?
5 day's a week. That is quite a bit of money they are getting. Cash! How can they get away with that? Why are they getting away with it?
Big Government or/and corruption mixed in, that is what I am talking about. Get it?
pug

Berwyn, IL

#73 Jul 28, 2009
Carol wrote:
Again, I get that. And right, my property. You are missing the point. I don't believe for a minute this is legitimate, when they accept only cash. Cicero is corrupt and that money is not being documented. From this site I see people that don't want to stand up and beg the question of what is going on in Cicero or probably anywhere else. Has it occured to you that there must be avery good reason for forgetting to move the car, rather than pay such an exorbitant amount of fine? Further, I cannot be expected to know what they do in office once they get in. No one can. Ticket is fine. Taxes we all pay for THE PRIVILEDGE. Over and over again.
Okay, I think you are stating that this whole car towing thing is a scam.

Cash money only is paid to retrieve the towed cars.
You say it is not documented.
You conclude that the money collected is being syphoned off because Cicero is totally corrupt...right?

Okay, can you prove it? Can you call an investigative news team? Can you report your suspicions to the Better Government Association.

Just asking.
Cicero resident

United States

#74 Jul 28, 2009
Carol Berwyn wrote:
WHAT are you talking about? You are off the wall on this one. 135.00@ how many tow's plus ticket?
5 day's a week. That is quite a bit of money they are getting. Cash! How can they get away with that? Why are they getting away with it?
Big Government or/and corruption mixed in, that is what I am talking about. Get it?
I get it.Actually the average tow fee is $175.00.And yes in cash only,plus the town gets a kick back.I wonder how much they actually claim to the IRS!This is an outrageous fee to charge,plus cash only,who carries that much money on them?They should except a credit card.Im waiting for a full investigation in this town,which is out of control with spending.
Allison L

Westchester, IL

#75 Jul 29, 2009
Cicero resident wrote:
<quoted text>I get it.Actually the average tow fee is $175.00.And yes in cash only,plus the town gets a kick back.I wonder how much they actually claim to the IRS!This is an outrageous fee to charge,plus cash only,who carries that much money on them?They should except a credit card.Im waiting for a full investigation in this town,which is out of control with spending.
When the criminal Betty leaves her cell in a few years, it, an a few more, will be immediately occupied by some more Cicero political mopes and twerps.
rico

United States

#76 Jul 29, 2009
Don't break the law and there's no problem.
pug

Berwyn, IL

#77 Jul 29, 2009
Cicero resident wrote:
<quoted text>I get it.Actually the average tow fee is $175.00.And yes in cash only,plus the town gets a kick back.I wonder how much they actually claim to the IRS!This is an outrageous fee to charge,plus cash only,who carries that much money on them?They should except a credit card.Im waiting for a full investigation in this town,which is out of control with spending.
I may be wrong but, towns & Cities do not file income tax on April 15th with the IRS.
pug

Berwyn, IL

#78 Jul 29, 2009
Cicero resident wrote:
<quoted text>I get it.Actually the average tow fee is $175.00.And yes in cash only,plus the town gets a kick back.I wonder how much they actually claim to the IRS!This is an outrageous fee to charge,plus cash only,who carries that much money on them?They should except a credit card.Im waiting for a full investigation in this town,which is out of control with spending.
Why wait for a full investigation... report it yourself.
Carol Berwyn

Alsip, IL

#79 Jul 30, 2009
I know of some incident's. One of which 2 officer's back in I think 97 or 98 were searching for info about the co. No paper work! They were found out, fired and they sued. F.B.I. got involved. Won case and reinstated, money, whole bit. Anyway, I did make a call, because we have to obey laws and they all stink, as far as I am concerned. I will see what happen's. More people have to speak up though. They say they blow horn, but I have seen for myself that is a lie. Also, as I said, why should they get away with it and where is the money going? And Thank You all for your input.
What a rip off

Berwyn, IL

#80 Oct 29, 2009
I got my car towed from Tuff I went in a place on 22 near Austin and in 5 min. it was gone I did not see the signs for no parking in a abandet lot and came out in less than 5 min. the car was gone and 170.00 later I got the car,if this is a way to make money by putting signs in peoples empty lots and have thee spoters tell them the car is there I do hope they do get off doing this if I owed any land in Cicero I would not have them put a sign up for towing it,this only pisses people off and I would like to know where the 170.00 goes too, kinda steep if you ask me,I hope they will get theres one day and then we all can lauph at them.
I hope you are happy.
The Hession family a Repo man PS hope all your trucks are paid for.I hate to repo another tow truck,
rico

Chicago, IL

#81 Nov 3, 2009
Try having some thugs go with you and drop them off before you go to park your car. And then have your thugs stand near by. Now the tow truck comes and when he gets out of his truck have the 2 thugs confront him. I leave the rest to you.
rico

Chicago, IL

#82 Nov 3, 2009
Go there again with 2 thugs.
Drop them off before you get there to park.
Then you park your car and the spotter will see you get out of the car alone.
He will call the tow co.
When the tow truck arrives he will get out of the truck and your thugs will confront him.
The rest is up to you.
rico

Morris, IL

#83 Sep 10, 2011
Cicero!
Stu Gots

United States

#84 Jul 5, 2014
We need Betty Loren Maltese back!
She'll straighten this out.
joey

Mountain View, CA

#86 Jul 5, 2014
Crook County
rico

Chicago, IL

#88 Dec 10, 2014
So.

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