Lincoln Towing, a company Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) says has had “allegations of abuse and illegal towing leveled against them over the last forty years,” will be called face a joint Public Safety and License Committee meeting this afternoon. The only agenda item: a resolution introduced by Pawar and Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30), which sites reported and anecdotal stories of illegal service and reckless driving from Lincoln Towing (and this song, “The Pirates of Lincoln Park”, comprehensive wiki on Lincoln here).
Representatives from the Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago Police Department, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, and towing operators from Chicago and Cook County, including Lincoln, have been invited to tell aldermen about the current regulatory landscape. Pawar told DNA Info he’s interested in developing a “towing bill of rights.” One of Pawar’s constituents has started a petition asking him and the City Council to suspend Lincoln’s license. The petition has garnered about 3,200 signatures.