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New Year Rings In, New Fees Ring Up

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As of January 1 in Chicago, it's out with the old and in with the new—fees that is. 2013 marks the start of a new crop of fees for Cook County r...

Parking Meters: Hassle For Drivers, Windfall For Mechanics

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's parking meter mess was a headache for motorists and a political pain for Mayor Daley, but it's been a boon to the paychecks of city employee...

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.

New Year, New Taxes

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pocketbooks of Chicago residents, workers and visitors won't be gobbled up by a big, single tax bite at the start of the year, but they could be n...

Downtown Parking To Cost More: City Mulling Congestion Fee

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Motorists who insist on parking in downtown Chicago -- either on the street or in commercial lots or garages -- would pay a "congestion reduction" fee...

Parking Meters To Be Fed Sundays And Holidays Under Privatization Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's $1.15 billion plan to privatize Chicago's 36,000 parking meters -- and sharply increase the rates motorists pay to feed them -- got ligh...

Parking Meter Deal Proves Daley Hates Drivers

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

These rate increases will most profoundly affect the people who can least afford them--the poor and lower middle class.

Parking Meter Rates To Quadruple

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rates for most city parking meters will increase to $1 an hour in the coming months as a result of Mayor Richard Daley's deal to lease the spots for $...