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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miguel Del Valle believes there may have been a violation in the city’s ethics ordinance during contract negotiations.
There are no more breaks at parking meters in the city because of snow on the ground.
City officials said Saturday that they plan to resume parking meter enforcement downtown on Monday, as efforts to clear side streets of snow continue.
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.
Here’s more proof that Chicago is getting back to normal quickly following the blizzard of 2011. Credit card parking machines are being shoveled out so that motorists once again can pay to park.
If you park on city streets, you might not realize that the receipts you place on your dashboard are reusable. But there are restrictions.
One of the lesser-known candidates for Mayor has come up with one novel way to bypass some of the City’s problems with its parking meter privatization.
Mayor Daley’s controversial lease of city parking spaces comes with a regular slate of rate hikes.
The billion dollar windfall from the city’s parking meter deal is gone, but two two mayoral candidates are trying to use public outrage over the contract to their advantage.