Debts like delinquent water bills and tickets owed by city workers to the city now stand at nearly $3.4 million, city records show.
Worst offenders are Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Transit Authority employees.

“Officials with CPS, the CTA and mayor’s office blamed the pile of past-due bills in part on collective bargaining agreements with unions. Those contracts, they said, protect employees from discipline for failing to pay their debts and prevent the city from garnishing their wages.”

 

via City Hall scofflaw debt grows despite Emanuel push – chicagotribune.com.