Parking Lots

2 Investigators: County Spends $2 Million On Paid-Parking System, Then Rips It UpIt may have been a well-intended idea: charging workers and visitors to park in lots at six suburban courthouses. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Judge: Mobile Pregnancy Testing Unit Can Stay In Elgin For Now A federal judge has ruled that a pregnancy testing service can continue using two northwest suburban parking lots for its mobile ultrasound vehicle for at least the next six months, the Courier-News is reporting.
Parking Lots At 3 Beaches Fill Up As Chicagoans Try To Beat HeatWith countless Chicagoans trying to beat the intense heat in the city by taking a dip in Lake Michigan, officials have closed the parking lots at three popular beaches, after they ran out of space.
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.
Congestion Parking Fee Won't Just Sock Downtown DriversNew 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.
Cook County Backs Off Plan To Charge Jurors To Park At CourthousesCook 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.
Downtown Parking Garages Would Carry Higher Tax Under Emanuel BudgetGet 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.
Teens Charged With Thefts From Cars In Forest PreservesTwo teens have been charged with a string of burglaries in south suburban forest preserves.
State Paying For Parking Lots Most Taxpayers Will Never UseAt a time when the state of Illinois is crying poor, taxpayers are forking over millions to repave parking lots for local governments and private entities. CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports.