iOS app Android app

Chicago Parking Meter Lease

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...

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 ...

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: 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...

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...

City Downplays Parking Meter Lawsuit: 'Wholly Without Merit'

Chicago Public Radio | Alex Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a brief written statement, the city says the lawsuit over its $1.15 billion parking meter privatization is "wholly without merit."...

Alderman Gets Heated Defending Parking Meter Deal: 'It's None Of Your Damn Business' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" assembled a panel to discuss the the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organ...

Chicago Sued Over Parking Meter Privatization Deal

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's much-maligned parking meter lease deal is getting a fresh beating. The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization, a ...

Inspector General Rips Parking Meter Deal In Report: City Could Have Gotten Nearly $1 Billion More

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City of Chicago leased its parking meters for nearly $1 billion less than they were worth and the office in charge of valuing the meters didn't ev...

The Parking Meter Revolt Rolls On

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

It seemed that the parking meter vandalism had ceased. Then again, perhaps not.

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.

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.

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-...