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A coin-operated parking meter. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Joliet Helps Keep Penny Parking Alive And Well In Sycamore

Far west suburban Sycamore is one of the few places left where a penny still buys you a legal parking space, but Sycamore Police parking enforcement officer Giovanni Serra said it’s getting harder to maintain their penny parking meters.

07/13/2015

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery Probe

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.

06/19/2015

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Feds Focus On LAZ Executive For Alleged Parking Meter Bribe

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.

06/17/2015

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Hundreds Receive Parking Tickets Despite Paying With Park Chicago App

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.

07/07/2014

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

Pay-By-Phone Parking Meter App Expanding Citywide This Summer

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.

05/06/2014

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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.

03/25/2014

Examples of Illinois disabled parking placards. (Credit: Illinois Secretary of State)

Enforcement Of New Disabled Parking Rules Begins

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.

01/17/2014

Parking ticket (CBS)

After Grace Period, Crackdown Begins On Free Parking For The Disabled

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley went to find out if drivers are living up to the law.

01/16/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Grace Period On Disabled Parking Changes Ends Thursday

If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.

01/15/2014

Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

Parking Meters Buried In Snow, Making Paying For Space Difficult

Adding insult to injury from the recent storms, hundreds of parking tickets were slapped on cars near those much-hated Chicago parking meters.

01/08/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Crackdown On Illegal Use Of Disabled-Parking Placards Starts In 2 Weeks

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.

01/02/2014

No Free Parking A Major Change For Drivers With Disabilities

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.

08/19/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Some Businesses Welcome Free Sunday Parking

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.

06/17/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Free Sunday Parking To Begin In Some Wards This Weekend

Some Chicago residents will get to take advantage of free Sunday parking at parking meters a bit earlier than expected.

06/14/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Aldermen Approve Changes To Parking Meter Deal

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.

06/05/2013

City Hall

City Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night Games

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.

06/05/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Finance Committee Backs Changes To Parking Meter Deal

An attempt to derail Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the parking meter deal was defeated in a City Council committee on Wednesday.

06/03/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Concerns Remain About Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

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.

05/31/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Aldermen Still Expressing Doubts In 2nd Day Of Hearings On Parking Deal

Alderman are worried about an additional windfall for the company already raking in cash by running Chicago’s parking meters.

05/28/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

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