Lincoln Towing Service

Lincoln Towing Service is the DBA name of Protective Parking Corporation, one of the largest towing services in Chicago, Illinois. The primary business location is at 4882 N. Clark Street, in the Uptown community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States with a second location at 4601 W. Armitage Avenue. The company was founded by Ross Cascio. Cascio sold the company on January 20, 1981. The firm became controversial in the late 1960s and 1970s, with Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko publishing several articles on Cascio's alleged strong-arm tactics, Aldermanic candidate Dick Simpson making the firm a campaign issue, and folk singer Steve Goodman writing a song about the firm, calling them the "Lincoln Park Pirates."

The company describes itself as relocators who protect property owners from illegal parkers on parking lots with contracts for the company's services. Its business is parking enforcement, and the company does not provide roadside assistance. The company, its relocators and its dispatchers are regulated and licensed by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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Lincoln Towing Service - Controversies
... As early as 1968, complaints were lodged against Lincoln Towing Service claiming that the company was towing cars without legal standing and threatening people who tried to reclaim automobiles without ... local businesses to cancel contracts with Lincoln Towing Service ... Shortly after the aldermanic race, a mob of 300 people attacked a Lincoln Towing employee who was removing a car from a parking lot ...

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