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

If parking ticket scofflaws could get arrested for not paying their tickets, I would probably be on the most wanted list.

The $9.5 Million Parking Ticket

Chicago Sun-Times | Liza Roche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A computer entry mistake resulted in a $9.5 million parking ticket for a Glencoe couple. "Somebody obviously messed up when it was entered into the c...

Tinted Glass Fine Skyrockets From $25 to $250

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

Is this fine about police safety? Or is it really about increasing revenue for a city that is desperate for any revenue?

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek: Rental Car Tickets?

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

I am currently writing a post called "Welcome to Chicago-A Beginners Guide To Driving In Chicago," that gives newcomers to our city the lowdown. My original title was "Violated! What To Do To Keep Chicago From Sticking It In Your A**."

Don't Shoot The Messenger: Take Action!

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

As much as I think it's OK to get pissed and outraged at parking tickets, booting, the crappy system surrounding both, and Mayor Daley, it can never be acceptable to lash out at city workers in any way--verbally, physically, or ballistically.

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

Another crap ticket courtesy of the city of Chicago. If a cop wrote this ticket, they were being lazy and should have looked up where your plates were registered. Instead they took the easy way out and wrote the ticket.

Two-Ticket Boot Plan Almost Official

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Aldermen delayed a vote Monday on Mayor Daley's plan to boot the cars of drivers with just two unpaid tickets, rather than the current minimu...

Stop The Boot! Sign The Petition!

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

The solution to Daley's budget deficit is not to make up the shortfall on the backs of motorists. Instead, he needs to do what every other person in these troubled economic times is doing and that's tighten the city's belt and cut expenses.

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek

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

The reason this violation sucks so much is there is no objective way to measure tint. Do the cops carry a tint meter around with them to check to see if the glass is tinted or not? I'm sure they don't.

A Chicago Parking Ticket Aide Answers Your Questions

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

Ticketmaster is a Parking Enforcement Aide (PEA) for the city of Chicago Dept. of Revenue. Ticketmaster very graciously answers questions to give our readers insight and information to hopefully avoid tickets altogether.

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek

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

The key advice to everyone is this: Make sure you never have more than two unpaid tickets in Final Determination. Once you get that that third ticket, pay it right away so you don't go into Seizure Status and have to pay all your tickets.

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

The sad truth is that technically, all the city has to do is post one sign, a single, solitary sign, to signify the particular parking restriction for the entire block.