12/28/2010 09:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Parking Meter Rates Jump January 1: Downtown Rates Highest In Nation

It's almost that time of the year again.

No, not Christmas or New Year's, but parking meter rate increase season. It was three years ago this month when Mayor Daley and his cohorts in the city council pushed through the Chicago parking meter lease deal. One of the more onerous results of the 75-year deal was an initial five years of steep meter rate price increases.

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