Parking Garages

Through its smartphone app, ParkWhiz is offering "Simple Price Parking" at approximately 100 parking garages downtown, for $5 for one hour, $10 for two hours, or $15 all day. (Credit: ParkWhiz)

App Helps Drivers Find Downtown Parking For No More Than $15 Per Day

A local tech firm that seeks to take some of the pain out of parking has worked out deals with more than 100 garages in the city, where you can park all day for $15.


Photo Of Parking Space (AP Photo)

Chicago Parking Garages Hacked For Credit Card Data: Company

SP Plus issued a statement Friday. The company says it has fixed the problem and has taken steps so banks issuing the credit cards can monitor for unauthorized charges.


A black 2014 Jeep Cherokee was stolen about 7:30 p.m. May 10 in the 400 block of North McClurg Court, police said. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Streeterville Carjackings, Robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending two men wanted in connection with a series of carjackings and a robbery in the Streeterville neighborhood in the last week.


(CBS File Photo)

Chicago’s No 1. … For Worst Place To Park A Car

Chicago is the worst place in the country to park a car, according to a new analysis of major city parking.


Parking Garage

Aldermen Back Plan To Adjust Parking Garage Tax Rates

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the higher taxes would mean some motorists would pay more to park at Chicago garages, while some would end up paying less.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

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.


Cook County Seal

Cook County Backs Off Plan To Charge Jurors To Park At Courthouses

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has backed down from her proposal to require jurors and some law enforcement members to pay for parking in courthouse garages.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

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

(CBS File Photo)

Downtown Parking Garages Would Carry Higher Tax Under Emanuel Budget

Get ready to pay more to park your car in the city’s Central Business District. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for a new “congestion premium” at downtown parking lots and garages.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

An SUV with a front center cap missing (Credit: CBS)

Center Cap Thieves Target Parking Garages

Criminals are targeting Chicago drivers with a crime that happens in just seconds. They’re stealing the center caps from cars.

CBS 2–06/07/2011