Former LAZ Executive To Plead Guilty In Parking Meter Kickback SchemeA former parking firm executive charged with steering a $22 million contract for Chicago’s parking meters to a favored company and collecting $90,000 in kickbacks plans to plead guilty, court records show.
LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery ProbeFederal agents have been investigating the LAZ Parking executive on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a contract for meters in Chicago to a favored company. The FBI filed an affidavit in February to search two email accounts tied to the executive, who called the allegations “news to me” and declined to comment.
Feds Focus On LAZ Executive For Alleged Parking Meter BribeFederal agents have been investigating an executive with the firm that manages Chicago’s privatized parking meters on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a meter contract to a favored company, according to a court record obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Enforcement Of New Disabled Parking Rules BeginsParking is no longer free for motorists with handicaps and disabilities in Illinois, unless they display a new yellow and gray placard in their windshield.
Some Businesses Welcome Free Sunday ParkingParts 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.
Free Sunday Parking To Begin In Some Wards This WeekendSome Chicago residents will get to take advantage of free Sunday parking at parking meters a bit earlier than expected.
Aldermen Approve Changes To Parking Meter DealAldermen 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.
Concerns Remain About Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAs 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.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAt the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
Free Sunday Parking, But Longer Weekday Hours Under Meter SettlementChicago 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.
Three Weeks Into New Year, Parking Meter Rates Still FrozenParking 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.
Chicago Parking Meter Rates About To Go Up For 5th Year In A RowAnother 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.