Chicago Parking. Tough Business.

26 10 2009

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?

Chicago parking tickets are up 26 percent this year — chicagotribune.com.

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.

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