The city of Chicago is set to launch an amnesty program Sunday for Chicagoans who are plagued by outstanding fines and fees.
The debt relief program, which will be offered through December 31, is part of the city's 2016 budget package.
Under the program, Chicagoans and businesses can pay outstanding parking and red light camera tickets, taxes and administrative hearing fines issued before January 2012 without "further costs and collection activity."
"Penalties, interest and collection costs associated with the eligible debt will be waived during the Debt Relief Program, reducing the amount due to the original fine or tax amount," according to the city.
The program does not cover "violations or tax obligations that are in a payment plan or pending legal activity."