On Monday, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin carting away the lawn chairs, beat-up couches and discarded toys that have helped Chicagoans stake claim to cherished parking spaces they have cleared of snow.
Is it time to end the tradition of ‘dibs’ in Chicago?
A West Side woman wants to put an end to the Chicago tradition of claiming “dibs” on parking spots shoveled out after snowstorms.
One Chicagoan has done exactly what many have been dying to do. This person has been going from neighborhood to neighborhood and taking dibs chairs — chairs saving parking spots for people — from saved spots.
Some streets end up looking like winter block parties, with all of the chairs. WBBM also saw two-gallon buckets, two-by-fours, boxes and a container of antifreeze used to mark excavated parking spaces.
Photographer Amy Loeffler has seen some pretty crazy things on the streets of Chicago during the depths of winter.
With most of the snow melted, city sanitation workers began junking the pieces of furniture people used to hold their curbside parking spaces.
If you’re still using an old folding chair or some empty crates to save the parking spot you dug out during last week’s blizzard, get rid of it soon, or the city will.
If there was one bright spot to having 20 inches of snow dumped on the city in less than 24 hours earlier this week, it apparently helped keep the city’s crooks off the streets for a while.
It’s a Chicago tradition. Dig out a snowy parking space and ‘reserve’ it with a chair. Now, one man is encouraging neighbors to declare a ‘Chair Free Zone’.