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How One Neighborhood Is Fighting 'Aggressive' Parking Ticketing

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Robert Herguth/BGA and Dane Placko/FOX 32 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

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Single Mom's Battle With City Over $105,000 In Parking Fines Hits Snag

Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

There's only one way to describe Jennifer Fitzgerald's ongoing battle with the City of Chicago over her more than $105,000 in parking fines: A total n...

Chicago Woman Owes Six-Figures In Parking Tickets

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money

Illinois resident Jennifer Fitzgerald holds a record she never wanted to achieve -- the 31-year-old single mother received the highest number of parki...

City May Collect On Overdue Fines By Docking State Tax Returns

Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago

Do you owe the city of Chicago some money for an overdue parking ticket or other fines? Under a proposal approved Tuesday by the City Council Budget C...

Ticket Writer Charged With Taking Bribe To Make Parking Ticket ‘Disappear’

The Expired Meter | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago

The wheels of justice move very slowly. While the Chicago Sun-Times' gossip columnist Michael Sneed is reporting about Parking Enforcement Aide Jam...

City Hall Eyes Crackdown On Handicapped Parking Abuse

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officials say they are preparing to take the misuse of disabled parking passes a lot more seriously going forward. Karen Tamley, commission...

Street Cleaning Season Begins: How To Avoid Parking Tickets

The Expired Meter | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Street cleaning season in Chicago officially kicks off this Friday, April 1st. While parking tickets are frustrating, perhaps the most annoying par...

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...

Chicago Driver Survival Seminar: How To Fight Parking Tickets And More

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Expired Meter is proud to announce the very first Chicago Driver Survival Seminar presented by Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd) on Tuesday, Novemb...

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 ...

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...

City Booting More Cars, Issuing Fewer Tickets

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was just last November 1st, 2009 that the Chicago Department of Revenue began 24 hour booting. Not surprisingly, in that almost year's time, boo...

Private Firm Hiring Parking Ticket Writers For City

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Do you enjoy spreading pain and misery to your fellow Chicagoans? Is orange your favorite color? Than we have a job for you! Private Parking Enforceme...

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

Alana Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Today, the Pittsburgh City Council decisively voted to kill a proposed privatization of its parking meters and public garages, a quick fix that would ...

City To Cops: You Aren't Writing Enough Tickets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A City Hall memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times warns police officials that the city will "witness a dramatic decrease in annual revenues and not m...

iPhone App Helps Drivers Find Best Parking Prices

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Don't get us wrong. Parking in Chicago is still going to gouge you, but maybe now you can get a little less gouged. iPhone users searching for park...

Man Sues City Of Chicago Claiming Parking Ticket Is Unconstitutional

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Plenty of Chicagoans contest their parking tickets by mailing a letter of protest to the Department of Revenue. Others go so far as to demand a hearin...

New Service Reminds Residents Of Street Sweeping Schedule In Time To Beat A Ticket

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If your sick and tired of getting tickets for forgetting to move your car on street cleaning day, then there's a new service just for you. A new se...

Man Sues Police For 'Conspiracy' With His Ex-Wife To Slam Him With Parking Tickets

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Orland Park man who received two dozen unwarranted parking tickets has sued the city of Chicago and two police officers in federal court. The laws...

Alderman Proposes Pictures Accompany Parking Tickets As Proof

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Motorists who park illegally on Chicago streets would get more than tickets on their windshields, if an influential alderman has her way. They'd ge...

Parking Ticket Revenue Down Nearly $1 Million Per Month

Chicago Sun-Times | CAROL MARIN and DON MOSELEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Revenue collected for parking ticket fines was off on average nearly $1 million a month between May and August 2009, compared with the same time in 20...

Fake Parking Tickets Drumming Up Wings Sales

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's a new "parking ticket" controversy heating up in Chicago....

New Parking Meters Are Getting Time Wrong, Costing Drivers

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to a parking in a metered space, the difference of a minute could mean getting a $50 ticket for an expired meter if you are just one min...

City Finally Releases Unredacted Details Of Parking Meter Bid Process

The Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling all real journalists, amateur journalists, arm chair detectives, political insiders, conspiracy theorists and the like. This faux journalist ...

City Closed, But Parking Meters And Tickets Still In Full Effect

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Parking tickets will continue to be issued and city boot vans will still be busy booting eligible vehicles Monday, despite the entire City of Chicago ...