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Chicago Parking Meter Deal

The Grey Lady: Chicago's Parking Meter Deal 'One Of The World's Best'

Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago

By now, we should probably be accustomed to this sort of thing coming from the New York Times. But then again, there is a difference between a gra...

Free Sunday Parking Starts Early (This Week!) In 12 Wards

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

Free Sunday parking is hitting 12 Chicago wards a full two weeks earlier than expected. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamped deal that would bring free S...

City Council OKs Rahm's Controversial Parking Meter Deal

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to approve a proposed rework of the city's controversial parking meter deal. The council voted 39-11 in fa...

Alderman Still Not Sold On Rahm's Parking Meter Plan

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

Two days into hearings on Rahm Emanuel’s revamped parking meter plan, several Chicago aldermen are still skeptical the mayor's proposal is a good de...

Tweaked Parking Meter Deal Getting First City Council Hearing

Posted 05.24.2013 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed parking meter plan is about to get its first public hearing test. The Chicago City Council's Finance Committee is sla...

Rahm's Parking Deal Catches Flack As Some Aldermen Push Back

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council has a long track record of falling in lock-step with the mayor's agenda, but Rahm Emanuel's recently renegotiated city parking ...

Parking Meter Revenue Surged $30 Million Last Year

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

With Chicago's City Council set to get another crack at the city's unpopular parking meter deal, a new report reveals that Chicago Parking Meters LLC,...

Big News For City With Nation's Highest Parking Meter Rates

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

In the city's ongoing efforts to put more lipstick on the pig that is Chicago's parking meter deal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday City Hall had ...

Rahm Calls For Outside Audit Of City's Parking Meter Deal

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for an outside audit of the city's unpopular -- and expensive -- parking meter deal. The audit is part of the mayor's...

City Now Owes $50 Million To Parking Meter Owners

Posted 05.24.2012 | Chicago

Surprise! The city's parking meter selloff continues to be the gift that keeps giving to -- or, more aptly, taking from -- Chicago taxpayers. The c...

Analysis: Parking Meter Deal A Huge Disaster

The Expired Meter | Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

Told ya so. When the Chicago parking meter lease deal was being jammed through the Chicago City Council in just over 36 hours in December, 2008 The...

Don't Trust the Infrastructure Trust

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Mayor Emanuel wants us to trust him with the future of all of Chicago's public assets.

Parking Meter Firm Bills City Another $2.1 Million

The Expired Meter | Posted 02.18.2012 | Chicago

While Chicago's infamous parking meter lease deal quietly celebrated its third anniversary the first week of December, the city was releasing document...

Rahm: City Won't Pay Parking Meter Company's $13.5 Million Bill

Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lashed out Tuesday against a $13.5 million bill the city received from Chicago Parking Meters LLC concerning what the compa...

Wicker Park To Protest Parking Meter Deal On Sunday

The Expired Meter | Posted 07.07.2011 | Chicago

Better late than never? Despite the fact that Chicago's parking meter lease is now well into its third year, a protest against the deal is planned ...

Former IG: City Can't Afford To Cancel Parking Meter Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps the biggest albatross hanging on the neck of Chicago's outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley is the controversial deal he negotiated to privatize th...

Still No Word From Illinois Attorney General On Meter Lease Deal Investigation

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was May of 2009. That's when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened a consumer fraud investigation into the Chicago parking meter lease d...

Chicago To New York: Don't Sell Your Meters So Fast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Mayor Daley's retirement imminent, many in Chicago -- including a fair number of his prospective heirs -- have praised the accomplishments of his...

Outrage Aside, Drivers Fuel High Parking Meter Profits

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks to revenue largely generated in the city's outlying neighborhoods, cash flow to the private company running the city's parking meter system is ...

Alderman Hairston Goes To Pittsburgh: Warns City About Parking Meter Deal

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th) was out of her Chicago office Thursday. Ms. Hairston decided to spend the day in, of all places, Pittsburgh. The ...

The Expired Meter: '5 Minutes For 75 Years? Thanks For Nothing Mayor!'

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks for nothing Mayor Daley. Or, at least next to nothing. I'm sure you and your administration think this alleged five minute grace period f...

New City Budget Pulling $370M From Parking Meter Deal To Help Plug $550M Hole

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You won't be paying any new taxes, but you also won't get to enjoy Venetian night and other long-running city events anymore either, as Mayor Richard ...

Chicago Parking Meters: Daley Proposes Free Ticket Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you, like most Chicagoans, have found yourself sprinting to the parking box or meter just in time to see a ticket slapped on your car, you may be i...

Parking Ticket Revenue Down Nearly $1 Million Per Month

Chicago Sun-Times | CAROL MARIN and DON MOSELEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Revenue collected for parking ticket fines was off on average nearly $1 million a month between May and August 2009, compared with the same time in 20...

New Parking Meters Are Getting Time Wrong, Costing Drivers

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to a parking in a metered space, the difference of a minute could mean getting a $50 ticket for an expired meter if you are just one min...