One of Chicago's pay-parking stations. (CBS)

Officials Drastically Reduce Number Of Free-Parking Placards For Disabled Drivers

Another financial windfall is in store for the parking meter company that’s already fleeced city taxpayers twice. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White

Secretary Of State White: Ending Free Disabled Parking Is A Bad Idea

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is opposing an idea that would change the long-standing law that allows anyone with a handicapped parking placard to park for free all day at a metered space.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Parking Meter Pay Box

Mayor Disputing $13.5M Bill For Disabled Parking

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says – for now – he is holding off on paying $13.5 million to the company that controls the city’s parking meters in connection with losses from free parking for the disabled.


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

Parking Spaces To Turn Green On PARK(ing) Day

This is PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide effort to turn some street parking spaces into temporary parks in order to reclaim public space.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Parking Meter Pay Box

Downtown, Neighborhood Street Parking Rates Increase

CHICAGO (STMW) – If you park on the street, get ready to shell out — again.