The Illinois Commerce Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to revoke Lincoln Towing Service’s state license, effective immediately.
The decision comes about two months after an administrative law judge recommended that the North Side firm keep its license despite hundreds of alleged violations.
ICC Chairman Brien Sheahan issued the commission’s order overturning the judge’s decision, citing a preponderance of evidence showing Lincoln Towing “has not conducted its business with honesty and integrity” and was unworthy to hold a commercial vehicle relocators license.
Lincoln was ordered “to immediately cease and desist from operating a relocation towing business in the state of Illinois,” Sheahan said during a regular commission meeting in Chicago.
* From the ICC order…
During the relevant time period of July 24, 2015 through March 23, 2016, Respondent has towed without proper authorization over eight-hundred (800) times;
The evidence shows that Lincoln has no regard for Commission Rules
Headline explained here. This has been a long time coming.