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Chicago Parking Meter Deal

Chicago's New Parking Meter Reality: What You Need To Know

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

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.

Parking Meter Deal Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Ouch

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

After a meter is changed under this new deal, they must be fed 365 days a year. No Sundays off. No parking meter holidays.

Parking Meter Lease Deal Still Not Finalized

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

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.

City Phasing Out Coin Parking Meters

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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. [...] You ...

The Parking Meter Deal: Right Idea, Wrong Reasons

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

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.

Why I Hate the Chicago Parking Meter Lease Deal

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

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.

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 6: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $34 Gazillion?

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

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).

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-...