Four vehicle emissions testing facilities, including the last two in the city of Chicago, were shut down by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 1 to reduce costs and streamline operations. The other locations were in Tinley Park and Elk Grove.
“For the state to decide there will be no inspection in the city of Chicago, in the largest city in the state, third largest city in the country, and expect the same level of quality, it makes no common sense,” said Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, a Chicago-based environmental advocacy group.
Many Chicagoans, including city officials, were surprised by the closings.
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