ABC 7 News: Learner says Chicago Vehicle Emission Testing Site Closures Make No Sense

ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Chicago Now Left Without Any Emissions Testing Facilities
By Evelyn Holmes

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) — Many Chicago drivers are being inconvenienced by the closing of the last two Illinois emissions testing facilities in Chicago.

Tuesday was the first day that car owners in the city have to travel to the suburbs for the test.

Aida Oqunido found out the hard way – that the vehicle emissions testing center is now closed for good.

“It’s not right. We have to go a long way to find another one,” she said.

The location is one of four vehicle emissions testing facilities shuttered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to save millions by cutting costs by using a private contractor to run the testing program.

“I think (there) should be at least one location in the city,” said Michael Weissbluth.

The Webster Avenue facility and Forest Preserve Drive locations were the last two testing facilities in the city, leaving Chicago drivers without a city testing station.


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