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Chicago Dibs

America's Most Loved And Hated Parking Tradition Happens Each Winter In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

We suspect most suburbanites and carless city-dwellers live in blissful ignorance of Chicago residents' seasonal parking struggles. You see, many ...

Chicago, Meet Your 'Dibs' Hero

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Chicago, meet your new "dibs" hero. In the wake of the polar vortex that slammed Chicago with snow and record-breaking cold, 29-year-old Humboldt P...

This Craigslist Ad Could Explain Why Your 'Dibs' Chair Is Missing

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Claim "dibs" on a parking spot you shoveled out only to find the spot taken and your chair missing, Chicago? We may have found your culprit. A Crai...

LOOK: Is This The Best Chicago 'Dibs' Ever?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

With Chicagoland being hit by three days of practically non-stop snow, leaving behind accumulations approaching two feet in some areas, it is (of cour...

How To Survive Chicago's Streets As Parking Ban Season Begins

Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago

They're back: Winter parking bans. Those irksome street restrictions that last all the way until April 1 of next year went into effect Saturday mor...

Put Away The Lawn Chairs: City Says Dibs Are Done

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a sight as familiar as the snow itself to any veteran of Chicago winters: the carefully dug-out parking spaces after the massive blizzard, occu...

City Says 'Dibs' Are Alright, Others Disagree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Snow days are great and all, but for people looking to get back to school, work or just out of their house after a massive snowstorm--it can be a seri...

THE COUNTDOWN: Candidates Talk Dibs, Dig For Votes

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out, people in Chicago are more obsessed with the weather than politics. Pretty impressive. But, while most people spent their snow day diggi...

Chair-Free Chicago: New Initiative To Stop 'Dibs' On City Streets

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Chicago saw its first big snow of the season. While scraping ice and snow off of one's car and sidewalk doesn't seem so bad at first, pe...

Meathead City: Winter Parking "Place-Savers" and Other Primitive Behaviors

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

Using junk to claim a shoveled parking spot fits right into an ethically dubious tradition of getting what you can for yourself from the public domain, with a Sopranos-style edge.

Hey Moron! Get That Crap Off My Street!

The Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
The Parking Ticket Geek

Street parking is first come, first serve. No matter the season, no matter the conditions, no matter if you happen to have your junk out on the street. No exceptions.