Mayor Emanuel wants to boost boot fee
CHICAGO — The cost of getting a boot off your car in Chicago could go way up.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise the fine by 66 percent, making it $100 under his budget proposal.
The city boots about 55,000 cars each year, mostly for unpaid parking tickets.
The mayor is also looking for a company to operate a self-release boot program.
Car owners would use credit cards to remove the boot immediately, then return the device later.