Setback For Woman Fighting $105,000 In Parking Tickets

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman who’s fighting City Hall over a whopping parking ticket bill, has lost a round in court.

Last November, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reported about Jennifer Fitzgerald, a single mother from Chicago.

She says the record $105,000 in tickets on her $600 clunker were incurred after her former boyfriend abandoned the car for nearly three years in an employee parking lot at O’Hare Airport.

Police kept ticketing the car over and over and over again.

She sued the city, but a judge has dismissed the lawsuit and urged both sides to reach a settlement.

The Expired Meter website reports the city offered to reduce what she owes to under $2,500 but Fitzgerald says she still can’t afford to pay.

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