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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 ...

Daley Getting Angry At Parking Meter Company

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley said today that he is losing confidence in the company hired to run the city's parking meters following the revelation of more problems wi...

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...

The New McCarthyists: Fear and Smear

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

New McCarthyists conjure "socialism," "communism," "marxism," and other "shocking labels" to drum up hate-mongering.

No Blacklisters Please: Decency in P3 Contracting

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

The United Kingdom Information Commissioner recently named Balfour Beatty and LAZ Parking Company's parent, Vinci, as having funded a secret 15-year long blacklisting operation.

Two Arrested At Parking Meter Protest

Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people protesting the installation of new parking pay boxes by LAZ Parking, were arrested this morning at around 9:30 AM in the 8900 block of sout...

Scorned Parking Meter Company Hires College Kids To Tamper Driver Outrage

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN AND CAROL MARIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's beleagured parking meter contractor has enlisted reinforcements in the battle for the hearts and minds of angry motorists....

Parking Meter Breakdown Still Unexplained, Hacker Conspiracy Floated

ChicagoNow | Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly a week since Chicago's "Massive Meter Meltdown" last Wednesday. Yet, the cause is still shrouded in mystery....

New Downtown Parking Meters Breakdown, Tickets Temporarily Suspended

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the latest technological snafu to plague Chicago's troubled parking meter system, many of the newly-installed pay-and-display boxes in the downtown...

Parking Meter Deal Could Be Windfall For City Hall Insiders

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

Two of Mayor Daley's former top aides -- and a security company once co-owned by the brother of Ald. Danny Solis (25th) -- are poised to make some ser...

Parking Meter Lessee Has 'Substantially Improved': City

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

The city claims there were only 150 meters reported as broken or otherwise inoperable-- less than 1% of all meters.

Chicago Parking Meter Firm Admits Problems, Asks For More Patience

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LAZ Parking, a company that does business in 16 states and brings in more than $200 million annually, was poorly prepared to take over Chicago's parki...

How The Chicago Parking Meter Lease Deal Went Down

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No one in Chicago has been happy about the recent hike in parking meter rates, but by last week the frustration had become outrage, and the outrage ha...

Parking Ticket Relief: City Halting Meter Firm's Ticket Writing After 'Unacceptable' Performance

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

A private contractor that paid $1.15 billion to lease Chicago's 36,000 parking meters agreed Tuesday to delay price hikes in some areas and stop writi...

Has The Parking Meter Revolt Begun?

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

As teams canvas the city changing meters to their new, much higher rates, another movement seems to be blossoming in reaction to these changes.

Meter Rate Changes Behind Schedule

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

Confusion seems to be high, and it's not limited to drivers. One reader reported being ticketed for an expired meter though it still had the Monday-Saturday decals on its head.

The Parking Meter Deal: Right Idea, Wrong Reasons

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

What could be a long-term revenue generator for a city in budgetary crisis has been traded for a one-time fix in operating revenue.