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Denver Boot

A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants City To Be Able To Boot Cars To Collect On Unpaid Debts

An Illinois state senator wants to allow the city of Chicago to boot and sell cars belonging to people who owe the city money on a court judgment.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

20-year-old "Rafal" attaches a Denver boot to his 1994 Acura Integra. He says he does it every day -- including in his garage -- so the car isn't stolen. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Driver Gives Himself The Boot To Guard Against Car Thieves

Car theft is too common a crime in Chicago, with more than 16,000 last year alone. One Chicago car owner took a drastic step to prevent thieves from taking his ride.

CBS 2–01/24/2013

A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Inspector General: Booting Crew Scheduling Failure Cost City $160K Per Year

The Chicago Inspector General’s office says scheduling errors involving the crews that immobilize vehicles with the Denver boot have cost the city $160,000 per year.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Denver Boot Coming For Rolling Meadows Parking Scofflaws

If you live in Rolling Meadows, Police are warning you – the boot is coming.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Fewer Parking Tickets, More Boots

Chicago is writing fewer parking tickets, but slapping more vehicles with the wheel-locking Denver boot.