The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.
Parts of a dozen Chicago wards got free parking two weeks ahead of schedule on Sunday. The full switchover date to give drivers a reprieve from paying Chicago Parking Meters LLC on Sundays, had been slated for July 1.
Some Chicago residents will get to take advantage of free Sunday parking at parking meters a bit earlier than expected.
Aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to rework the city’s parking meter lease deal, despite concerns about the financial fallout from the deal.
Aldermen have a busy day ahead at today’s City Council meeting, with votes set on changes to the controversial parking meter deal, new fines for cyclists and drivers, and additional night games at Wrigley Field.
An attempt to derail Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the parking meter deal was defeated in a City Council committee on Wednesday.
As aldermen prepare to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the controversial parking meter lease deal, the administration’s answers to some concerns have raised other questions for the City Council.
Alderman are worried about an additional windfall for the company already raking in cash by running Chicago’s parking meters.
At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
In a newsletter to 42nd Ward residents Alderman Brendan Reilly says he is getting expert help trying to find ways of getting out of the city’s 75-year parking meter lease deal championed by former Mayor Richard Daley.
After facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.
The Mayor claims it’ll save taxpayers a billion dollars, but according to CBS 2 chief correspondent Jay Levine parts of the deal have some aldermen concerned.
Chicago motorists will be able to park for free on Sundays at most city parking meters – except those in the downtown area – but at the cost of extended hours for many meters the rest of the week, under a series of changes to the hated parking meter deal, and settle a long-standing dispute between the city and firm.
Parking meter rates were supposed to increase Jan. 1 in Chicago, but so far, not one meter has been changed to the new rates, which would make downtown meter parking the most expensive in North America.
Another year, another rate hike for Chicago’s parking meters. Starting next Tuesday, parking meters in downtown Chicago will have the most expensive downtown parking rates in North America.
There’s no cheering the Chicago Bears this week, so I’m looking for something else to feel good about; to say “that’s fabulous,” and “right on,” and “go for it.”
With Chicago parking meter rates due to rise again after the first of the year, some business advocates say there are two sides to the controversy over how the meter lease deal has affected businesses in the city.
Chicago and the company running the city’s parking meters are at odds over a $14.2 million bill.
Business interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago’s parking meter lease company.
Another hefty bill has arrived at City Hall from the company that leases Chicago’s parking meters.