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Fighting Parking Tickets

Chicago Parking Meters: Daley Proposes Free Ticket Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you, like most Chicagoans, have found yourself sprinting to the parking box or meter just in time to see a ticket slapped on your car, you may be i...

Half Of Contested Parking Tickets Are Dismissed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Only 10 percent of the approximately 2.8 million parking tickets issued each year in Chicago are contested. But of those contested, over half are dism...

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

Unless you don't contest the ticket, or try to contest your ticket sans clothing, drooling and convulsing in front of the hearing officer, it should be impossible to lose this one.

City Budget Cuts Affecting Speed Of Ticket Hearings

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

Recent changes and cutbacks are having a profound effect on drivers' ability to contest parking tickets and red light camera violations.

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

This is the type of crap ticket that makes my blood boil.

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

My suggestion is to use my strategy of ALWAYS parking at broken meters if at all possible.

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

If the city tickets a non-resident for not having a city sticker, you have a moral duty to NOT pay that ticket.

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.