All of Chicago's parking meters are now officially under the control of Chicago Parking Meter LLC for the next 75 years. What does that mean for people driving and parking on the streets of Chicago? Here's the lowdown.
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After a meter is changed under this new deal, they must be fed 365 days a year. No Sundays off. No parking meter holidays.
It doesn't seem a stretch to think that it will not be until late March or even April before all the meter rates have been changed.
The quadrupling of fees this year to park at most meters in Chicago marks only the beginning of changes coming to a curbside near your car.
What could be a long-term revenue generator for a city in budgetary crisis has been traded for a one-time fix in operating revenue.
While most members of the city council were dislocating their shoulders patting themselves on the back for not raising taxes, the truth is that they did.
This week we're talking about the great Goose Island Sit-in at Republic Windows and Doors, Brian Urlacher's baby momma drama and selling Chicago's parking meters (thanks a ton, Mayor Daley).
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-...
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