Well, this is no surprise to me. I wonder what percentage the $50 ticket I got for having a clear cover over my license plate – while parked in a private garage – added to the City’s haul?
Your chances of receiving a parking ticket in Chicago have shot up from last year, and the pace has accelerated even more in recent months.
A ticketing blitz in the city has led to a 26 percent spike in parking meter violations so far in 2009, according to city records provided to the Tribune in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
The area in and near the Loop accounted for half the increase in tickets.