Congestion Fee

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Alderman Seeks To Scale Back Mayor’s Parking ‘Congestion Fee’

A North Side alderman wants to scale back Mayor Emanuel’s $2-a-day “congestion fee” for parking in the city’s garages and lots, so that it only applies during weekday business hours when congestion is an issue.


Joyce and Bill Woodfolk said they've had enough of the higher city fees, fines and other taxes that have repeatedly gone up over the years to balance the budget on the backs of city taxpayers. (Credit: CBS)

City Budget Means Higher Fees; Had Enough?

Chicago now has an official city budget for 2012 – a plan that calls for spending more than $6 billion. But to wipe out some red ink, several city fees and other charges will go up. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on one family that’s had enough.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Parking Garage

Congestion Parking Fee Won’t Just Sock Downtown Drivers

New concerns have erupted Wednesday morning over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s planned congestion premium – the extra $2 tax at downtown parking lots and garages suggested as part of his budget plan.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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Parking Industry Protests City Congestion Fee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a $2 congestion fee for people who park in public garages and lots downtown.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget Plan

City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011