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Governor Cuts 80 Free Parking Spots For State Workers

Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to eliminate dozens of state parking spaces downtown, taking away free parking for many state employees.

06/24/2014

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Craigslist Ad Sells ‘Dibs’ Chairs Collected From Chicago Parking Spots

One Chicagoan has done exactly what many have been dying to do. This person has been going from neighborhood to neighborhood and taking dibs chairs — chairs saving parking spots for people — from saved spots.

01/08/2014

Parking Dibs After Blizzard

With Major Snow Comes Chicago Tradition: Chairs, Orange Cones — Anything — To Mark ‘Dibs’

Some streets end up looking like winter block parties, with all of the chairs. WBBM also saw two-gallon buckets, two-by-fours, boxes and a container of antifreeze used to mark excavated parking spaces.

01/02/2014

Photo Of Parking Space (AP Photo)

O’Hare Upgrade Would Let You Find And Pay For Parking With Your Phone

Drivers using O’Hare Airport’s 25,000 parking spaces might soon be able to use their cell phones to find empty spaces and credit cards to “pay on foot” before they exit, thanks to a technology upgrade in the works.

05/06/2012

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

Parking Spaces To Turn Green On PARK(ing) Day

This is PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide effort to turn some street parking spaces into temporary parks in order to reclaim public space.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Parking Dibs After Blizzard

City: No More Dibs On Parking

If you’re still using an old folding chair or some empty crates to save the parking spot you dug out during last week’s blizzard, get rid of it soon, or the city will.

02/15/2011

Parking Meter Pay Box

New Year Brings New — And Higher — Parking Rates

Mayor Daley’s controversial lease of city parking spaces comes with a regular slate of rate hikes.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2010