Federal agents have been investigating the LAZ Parking executive on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a contract for meters in Chicago to a favored company. The FBI filed an affidavit in February to search two email accounts tied to the executive, who called the allegations “news to me” and declined to comment.
Federal agents have been investigating an executive with the firm that manages Chicago’s privatized parking meters on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a meter contract to a favored company, according to a court record obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hundreds of drivers who thought they had paid for parking through an app on their smartphones have gotten tickets in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
After a three-week test of the service in the West Loop, the city will begin expanding the program to the rest of the city on Tuesday.
Chicago is the worst place in the country to park a car, according to a new analysis of major city parking.
Parking is no longer free for motorists with handicaps and disabilities in Illinois, unless they display a new yellow and gray placard in their windshield.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley went to find out if drivers are living up to the law.
If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.
Adding insult to injury from the recent storms, hundreds of parking tickets were slapped on cars near those much-hated Chicago parking meters.
Only people who have a new yellow and gray “meter-exempt permanent placard” will be allowed to park free at meters statewide under a new Illinois law that takes effect this New Year’s Day.
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.