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Chicago Parking Meter Rates About To Go Up For 5th Year In A Row

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.

12/26/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Hooray For Rahm Standing Up To Parking Meter Firm

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.”

CBS 2–12/04/2012

Businesses Take ‘Half-Full’ Approach To Parking Meter Deal

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.

11/20/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Threatens Mediation Over Bill Sent To City

Chicago and the company running the city’s parking meters are at odds over a $14.2 million bill.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

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Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO Summit

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Sends City Another Big Bill

Another hefty bill has arrived at City Hall from the company that leases Chicago’s parking meters.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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City Likely To Get Big NATO Bill From Parking Meter Company

It’s unclear who will pay it but, after the NATO summit ends, there likely will be a hefty bill from the private company that operates Chicago’s parking meters, for lost revenue from street closures and parking bans.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

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Parking Meter Firm Demanding $14 Million, City Saying No

The company that leases Chicago’s parking meter system raked in $80 million last year, but now says the city owes it even more money.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Official Says Downtown Chicago Won’t Be On ‘Lockdown’ For NATO/G8 Summits

The head of the host committee of the NATO/G8 Summits insists Chicago will be “open for business” as world leaders converge here this May.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Money (CBS)

New Fees, Taxes Sure To Affect Your Life This New Year

You might say that the New Year starts in earnest today, as just about everyone gets back to work. And it’s almost a sure thing that if you live in Chicago or suburban Cook County, your day-to-dat life will be more expensive.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2012

Tollway

New Year Brings Higher Tolls, More Expensive Parking

The New Year is bringing pain in the pocketbook for a lot of Chicagoans, because of a list of higher fees for everything from parking to tolls.

WBBM Newsradio–01/01/2012

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Parking Meter Rates Set To Rise Again In 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, parking meter rates in Chicago are about to go up under the city’s maligned 75-year lease of its parking meters.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

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Parking Meter Firm Bills City $2.1M For Lost Revenue From Street Closures

Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

Parking Meter Pay Box

Mayor Disputing $13.5M Bill For Disabled Parking

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says – for now – he is holding off on paying $13.5 million to the company that controls the city’s parking meters in connection with losses from free parking for the disabled.

12/13/2011

A Chicago parking pay and display box (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Secretary Of State To Probe Disabled Parking Placard Abuse

A top-to-bottom review of the state’s parking program for people with disabilities will begin in January, in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times investigation that found that more able-bodied people than ever are illegally using disabled-parking placards to park for free in metered spots in Chicago.

11/22/2011

Wicker Park Meter

Wicker Park Neighbors Ask Emanuel To Revoke Parking Meter Deal

With 73 years left to go in a parking meter contract signed by the city of Chicago back in 2008, residents in Wicker Park are hoping a new City Hall administration can make a difference.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2011

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Del Valle Wants Probe Into Chicago Parking Meter Deal

Miguel Del Valle believes there may have been a violation in the city’s ethics ordinance during contract negotiations.

02/08/2011

Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

No More Free Parking At Meters

There are no more breaks at parking meters in the city because of snow on the ground.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Path dug to Chicago parking meter after blizzard

Parking Meter Enforcement Resumes Next Week

City officials said Saturday that they plan to resume parking meter enforcement downtown on Monday, as efforts to clear side streets of snow continue.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2011

An unidentified South Side street after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: Keno/Photo via email)

Blizzard Apparently Keeping Crooks Off Streets

If there was one bright spot to having 20 inches of snow dumped on the city in less than 24 hours earlier this week, it apparently helped keep the city’s crooks off the streets for a while.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

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