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Chicago Parking Meters

Survey Says: Chicago Parking Pricey, But New York's Still Worse

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

While it would be difficult to ignore that Chicago's parking rates leave quite a wallet dent, it turns out the city has been outpaced by several other...

William Alden

Harrisburg's 'Bad Deal': City Forced To Pursue Parking Privatization | William Alden | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The finances of Harrisburg, Pa., are so desperate that local officials are considering a deal they fear will ultimately make the city more...

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 ...

Alderman Fights To Extend Expired Meter Grace Period

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just a few weeks before Mayor Daley's five minute grace period for expired meter violations quietly sunsets on April 1st, 32nd Ward Alderman Scot...

Not If, Chicago -- When. I Belong in the Runoff.

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

We as a city haven't had any opportunities in recent history to elect a mayor on the basis of principle and vision. You, the people of Chicago, can do something about that.

It's Time for Reform in Chicago

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

Under my administration, neither parents struggling for a library nor mental health advocates for continued service will have to organize civil disobedience actions to get a meeting with the mayor's office.

Free Parking At Chicago Meters, But For How Long?

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) announced Saturday afternoon that the parking enforcement stoppage due to the blizz...

City Stops Writing Parking Tickets Due To Blizzard's Aftermath

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the city has not made it public, the Department of Revenue has halted all parking enforcement until this coming Monday due to the blizzard and i...

Man Attacks TMA Employee Writing Him A Parking Ticket

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A female Traffic Management Authority employee was punched repeatedly in the face by an angry motorist after she wrote him a ticket Friday evening in ...

Can Chicago Get Out of Its Parking Meter Lease?

Aaron Renn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Aaron Renn

Could Chicago in fact get out of the parking meter deal? Possibly, though it's a long shot. But it's imperative that the next mayor at least take a run at it.

Southwest Side Coal Plants: Clean Them Up or Shut Them Down

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

Along with our city's parking and politics, I will lead efforts to clean up the pollution responsible for thousands of asthma attacks, hundreds of ER visits, and dozens of deaths.

WATCH: Man Gets Ticket While Putting 20 Quarters Into Parking Box

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If Chicagoans weren't angry enough about the new $5 per hour meter rates downtown, they might be after watching one of the poor souls paying the steep...

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...

As Mayor of Chicago, I Will Take Back Our Streets

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

As mayor, I will instruct the city's lawyers to not fight an existing lawsuit to invalidate the meter contract, and will an bring additional suit against Chicago Parking Meters, LLC.

Parking Meter Rates Jump January 1: Downtown Rates Highest In Nation

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's almost that time of the year again. No, not Christmas or New Year's, but parking meter rate increase season. It was three years ago this month w...

20 Parking Meter Boxes Stolen: 200-Pound Boxes Missing

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Real Estate Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's one thing for motorists to vandalize Chicago parking meters to vent their anger over the steep schedule of rate hikes tied to the 75-year, $1.15 ...

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...

City Council Says Boo, But We Think Chicago IG's Budget Is a Treat

Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

Inspector General Joe Ferguson's recent budget-cutting suggestions were declared DOA moments after they arrived on the desks of City Council members.

Kicking the Can Down the Road -- Mayor Daley's Final Budget Proposal

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

The Mayor delivered his budget address October 13, and he kicked the can to his successor. Once again the parking meter lease proceeds served as a convenient piggy bank.

In The Public Interest: Parking Privatization: A (Cautionary) Tale of Two Cities

Alana Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alana Miller

Today, the Pittsburgh City Council decisively voted to kill a proposed privatization of its parking meters and public garages, a quick fix that would ...

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 ...

In The Public Interest : Learn From Chicago's Mistakes

Celeste Meiffren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Celeste Meiffren

It may be too late to undo parking meter privatization in Chicago, but it's clear that the Chicago way shouldn't be the model for selling taxpayer-owned assets.

Mayor Daley's Parking Meter Deal Gets Ensnarled in Illinois State Senate Race

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

It may be the dog days of summer, but one local state senate campaign is taking no holiday. Democratic state senate candidate John Mulroe is already launching his first political attack of the general election.

Chicago To Dip Into Parking Meter, Skyway Funds As Budget Gap Looms

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing a record budget shortfall -- approaching $700 million when the cost of police and fire contracts are factored in -- setting the stag...