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Examples of Illinois disabled parking placards. (Credit: Illinois Secretary of State)

Enforcement Of New Disabled Parking Rules Begins

Parking is no longer free for motorists with handicaps and disabilities in Illinois, unless they display a new yellow and gray placard in their windshield.

01/17/2014

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Some Businesses Welcome Free Sunday Parking

Parts of a dozen Chicago wards got free parking two weeks ahead of schedule on Sunday. The full switchover date to give drivers a reprieve from paying Chicago Parking Meters LLC on Sundays, had been slated for July 1.

06/17/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Free Sunday Parking To Begin In Some Wards This Weekend

Some Chicago residents will get to take advantage of free Sunday parking at parking meters a bit earlier than expected.

06/14/2013

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Aldermen Approve Changes To Parking Meter Deal

Aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to rework the city’s parking meter lease deal, despite concerns about the financial fallout from the deal.

06/05/2013

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Concerns Remain About Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

As aldermen prepare to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the controversial parking meter lease deal, the administration’s answers to some concerns have raised other questions for the City Council.

05/31/2013

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City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

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Free Sunday Parking, But Longer Weekday Hours Under Meter Settlement

Chicago motorists will be able to park for free on Sundays at most city parking meters – except those in the downtown area – but at the cost of extended hours for many meters the rest of the week, under a series of changes to the hated parking meter deal, and settle a long-standing dispute between the city and firm.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

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Three Weeks Into New Year, Parking Meter Rates Still Frozen

Parking meter rates were supposed to increase Jan. 1 in Chicago, but so far, not one meter has been changed to the new rates, which would make downtown meter parking the most expensive in North America.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

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Chicago Parking Meter Rates About To Go Up For 5th Year In A Row

Another year, another rate hike for Chicago’s parking meters. Starting next Tuesday, parking meters in downtown Chicago will have the most expensive downtown parking rates in North America.

12/26/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Hooray For Rahm Standing Up To Parking Meter Firm

There’s no cheering the Chicago Bears this week, so I’m looking for something else to feel good about; to say “that’s fabulous,” and “right on,” and “go for it.”

CBS 2–12/04/2012

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Mayor Orders Audit Of Parking Meter Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the controversial $1.15 billion parking meter lease, to determine whether the city is being overcharged.

10/15/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Threatens Mediation Over Bill Sent To City

Chicago and the company running the city’s parking meters are at odds over a $14.2 million bill.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

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Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO Summit

Business interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago’s parking meter lease company.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Sends City Another Big Bill

Another hefty bill has arrived at City Hall from the company that leases Chicago’s parking meters.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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City Likely To Get Big NATO Bill From Parking Meter Company

It’s unclear who will pay it but, after the NATO summit ends, there likely will be a hefty bill from the private company that operates Chicago’s parking meters, for lost revenue from street closures and parking bans.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Demanding $14 Million, City Saying No

The company that leases Chicago’s parking meter system raked in $80 million last year, but now says the city owes it even more money.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Credit: CBS)

Parking Meter Rates Set To Rise Again In 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, parking meter rates in Chicago are about to go up under the city’s maligned 75-year lease of its parking meters.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

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Parking Meter Firm Bills City $2.1M For Lost Revenue From Street Closures

Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

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Wicker Park Neighbors Ask Emanuel To Revoke Parking Meter Deal

With 73 years left to go in a parking meter contract signed by the city of Chicago back in 2008, residents in Wicker Park are hoping a new City Hall administration can make a difference.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2011

Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

Parking Meter Firm Digging Out Pay Boxes

Here’s more proof that Chicago is getting back to normal quickly following the blizzard of 2011. Credit card parking machines are being shoveled out so that motorists once again can pay to park.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

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