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In Lehhy, et al. v City of Carbondale, 2023 IL APP  220542 the Plaintiff alleged that the City’s administrative fees were unconstitutional and that the City was reimbursed twice for the costs through administrative/ordinance fees and the Illinois Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (Act).

The ordinance at issue addresses the towing and impounding of vehicles involved in a crime and provides two levels of administration fees. The City Code makes Level One a fee of $400 and Level Two a fee of $200. The complaint alleged that the City’s ordinance setting forth administrative fees had no reasonable relationship to
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