Soaring debt from traffic tickets is driving Chicago-area black motorists into bankruptcy, ProPublica reports. The cash-strapped city is punishing cash-strapped drivers to collect on overdue parking and traffic tickets. In one year alone, a single mother got 15 tickets, including seven $200 citations for not having a proper city sticker. Because of those unpaid tickets, the city garnished her state income tax refund, impounded her car and suspended her driver license. Read more about how the city is driving working class motorists into bankruptcy at ProPublica.