03/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Winter Parking Ban Enforcement Slowed By Budget Cuts

Drivers who defy Chicago's winter overnight parking ban normally find their cars missing the next morning. They're snapped up and towed away in a flash.

Not so this winter.

Towing has nearly been cut in half -- from 7,529 vehicles between Dec. 1 and Feb. 16 last winter -- to 3,905 during the same period this winter.

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