The total number of tickets written city wide has dropped almost 50 percent since 2016, according to a new Chicago Tribune report. But Black neighborhoods still see more than 50 percent of the citations.
Chicago mayor Lightfoot said she's against a proposal by Cook County, backed by her old rival Toni Preckwinkle, that would lower Metra fares and increase service, on the grounds that it would hurt the CTA.
The city says the program addresses traffic safety as a public health and equity issue. Mobility justice advocate Oboi Reed says he still wants assurance that it won't lead to increased police enforcement.