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Chicago Parking Costs

Free Parking? It's an Expensive Proposition

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

While cars can give us a great feeling of freedom when we are on the open road, they are also a yoke around our neck as they stand idle and cost money for a great deal of the day.

City Parking Officially Privatized: Aldermen Approve Meter Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen "afraid" to increase parking meter rates for the last 20 years on Thursday gave a private contractor carte blanche to raise them sky-...

Will Higher Meter Costs Hurt Businesses?

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So drivers in Chicago are looking at a 400 percent increase -- from 25 cents an hour to $1 an hour -- at most parking meters in the city starting next...