I cannot imagine how there could be 74,000 delinquent motorists with citations totaling $565,000. That’s less than $8 per delinquent. 

If that’s a real figure, you have to wonder how the village could even justify sending bills. At 50 cents per stamp plus the value of staff time to issue letters plus the cost of processing payments, the village loses money even if a deadbeat pays. 

Either somebody’s math is far off base or somebody’s business common sense is missing in action.

Bob Stigger

Oak Park

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