I'm calling the police dept. I suggest everyone else do the same. In nearly every case where a vehicle is turned over to Revenue, even if the impounding has been ruled to be unwarranted, the poor SOB whose car has been turned over to the department will be forced to still pay to get his car back. The Chicago Department of Revenue are the biggest bunch of gangsters and racketeers in the country, only seconded by the current Presidential administration.
Their vans normally cruise low income neighborhoods and randomly put boots on vehicles, and force the poor folks to pay to have them removed or they impound the vehicles and either force them to pay ridiculous amounts to get them back or sell them at auction. One guy I knew had his car unjustly impounded for parking tickets that should not have been billed to his car. He went to court and had the tickets removed. However when he went to Revenue to get his car and despite having a statement from the court claiming that he did not owe for the tickets, they refused to turn over his car.
He had to go back to the judge and get a direct court order to force them to turn over his car. When he did, they took another ten days to do it. And to add insult to injury, two weeks later, they put those very same tickets back on his car again and he had to go through all of that crap again. Just for the record, he no longer lives in Chicago And as for the poor guy in this story, odds are that he will not get his car back, as there are many reports that they take very expensive cars that they get and re-auction them off very quickly, to avoid having to give them back.
Once the car is gone, they can stall forever regarding the money, if they are ordered to return the vehicle. Crooks, I tell you Plus, going by normal cop behavior, I believe them even more. I hear the myth of the "good cop" frequently, but have never seen one in the wild rare in print too, even with the police-state-sympathetic media. Can't tell you how many non-criminal people I know who have been arrested for bullshit by aggressive and often ego-manical police.
As a white-collar, mortgage-holding, middle-class, average American; I'd like to say Fuck the police. If there is a good cop out there, fuck him too for going along with the LEO mob.