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Downers Grove mayor responds to Tribune investigation into DUI fees

For years, Downers Grove and other towns throughout DuPage County have used outside attorneys to prosecute misdemeanor drunken driving arrests.

That practice is under new scrutiny as a recent Tribune investigation revealed town prosecutors charge DUI defendants much higher fees and fines than do county prosecutors and routinely increase those costs in plea deals allowing drivers to avoid losing their driver’s license as mandated by Illinois law.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/downers-grove-darien-westmont-woodridge/ct-dui-fines-downers-grove-tl-1030-20141028-story.html

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