Reporting Mike Krauser
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CHICAGO (WBBM) - City Hall is apologizing. Parking tickets issued during Friday’s funeral procession for a Marine from Beverly have been voided.
People started expressing their outrage on Facebook soon after the funeral procession. One wrote, “Cash grabbing Chicago at its best.” Another post said, “Talk about disrespect.”
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The tickets were issued to people who pulled over and got out of their cars to pay tribute as the procession of fallen U.S. Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry passed.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was not pleased. Parking enforcement aides were ordered to immediately stop writing tickets.
It is unclear how many cars were ticketed before City Hall got involved, but the Revenue Department said all tickets issued in the vicinity during the time of the procession have been voided.
Marine Cpl. Lowry was killed on Thursday of last week while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, the U.S. Department of Defense said.