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Lincoln Towing’s Days May Be Numbered As Clients Cancel Contracts

Lincoln Towing seems to be losing contracts just as fast as it took them to rack up more than 800 violations of the state’s towing laws in 8 months (July 2015 and March 2016) during an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) investigation. An attorney for the embattled towing company says it is bleeding business.

The attorney went on to blame “public outcry” as the reason for property owners to be canceling contracts with the company after the ICC released a damaging report on May 9 that said Lincoln Towing Service was “unfit” to hold a license to run the business.

For 60 years the towing company has preyed upon Northside neighborhoods. The ICC investigation exposed what residents have complained about for years that Lincoln was illegally towing away cars.

Trying to minimize the report’s impact, Lincoln Towing painted themselves as the victim by saying it was unaware of the violations. However, victims of illegally towed vehicles will have their say during a public hearing scheduled in late June to discuss revoking the company’s business license.

The company’s fate is expected to be decided later this summer by an administrative law judge. ICC will release its full findings after the ruling and Lincoln Towing could continue to fight the decision in circuit court.

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