Judge rules infamous towing service can stay in business

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled Chicago’s Lincoln Towing Service, reviled by owners of illegally parked cars and parodied in song for its aggressive way of doing business, may stay in business. A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday the Illinois Commerce Commission “violated fundamental fairness” when it failed to advise Lincoln Towing it could lose its license through the hearing process. The ICC voted in September 2018 to revoke Lincoln Towing’s license for failing to conduct its business “with honesty and integrity.” A temporary restraining order allowed Lincoln Towing to continue operating while it appealed the ICC’s ruling.