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Erika Lord of Edison Park staked out a curbside parking spot after shoveling it out. (CBS)

Chicago Crews To Start Removing ‘Dibs’ Junk

On Monday, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin carting away the lawn chairs, beat-up couches and discarded toys that have helped Chicagoans stake claim to cherished parking spaces they have cleared of snow.


(Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Snow, Abandoned Cars Making Parking Difficult In Little Village

On Chicago’s Southwest Side, Little Village neighbors gather in the snow to say they have no place to park when they get home, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Parking Dibs After Blizzard

Debate Over ‘Dibs’: Is It Time To End The Chicago Winter Tradition?

Is it time to end the tradition of ‘dibs’ in Chicago?


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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.


The 606 Project will convert an old rail bed into a trail. (CBS)

Strict Parking Ban In Force Along Bucktown Rails-To-Trail Project

Residents say they already compete for parking with commuters who use the Clybourn Metra station and churchgoers.


Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

City Cracks Down On ‘Day-Tripper’ Parking In The West Loop

Some visitors have been avoiding downtown parking fees by putting their cars on West Loop streets. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports.


Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Workers Grumble Over Pay-To-Park Plan At 26th And Cal Courthouse

Plans to charge motorists a daily fee at the city’s criminal courthouse garage and suburban facilities are “on hold” at the moment, but there’s a possibility that personnel and other visitors may have to shell out the bucks for parking later this year.


Workers stage a car accident on the Michigan Avenue during the filming of the movie Transformers 3 on July 16, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Sections of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of the city's downtown, will be closed until Monday morning to accommodate the filmmakers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘Transformers 4′ Filming Means Excitement, But Traffic Issues

Listen very carefully: if you see giant alien robots destroying our city this weekend, DO NOT PANIC.


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Guide To Taylor Swift At Soldier Field

The biggest concert of the summer is almost here! Taylor Swift’s Red Tour is coming to Chicago’s Soldier Field on August 10th along with Ed Sheeran, Casey James and Austin Mahone.


A parking meter on 47th street in Chicago's 3rd Ward. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Free Sunday Parking Goes Into Effect Today For Some Chicago Neighborhoods

This Father’s Day, dads in many parts of the city are getting something they haven’t had in years…free parking, but will it be bad for business? WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports from the Bronzeville neighborhood.


Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Aldermen Express Concerns Over New Parking Deal

The Mayor claims it’ll save taxpayers a billion dollars, but according to CBS 2 chief correspondent Jay Levine parts of the deal have some aldermen concerned.


Stadium lights at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ald. Tom Tunney Digs In Against More Signs, Night Games At Wrigley

The Cubs got the go-ahead Thursday to hold two more summer concerts at Wrigley Field, but that could be all they get for a while if local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has his way.


Dozens of cargo vans like this one have been parking in the Archer Heights neighborhood in spots where they shouldn't be able to park, by getting standard city vehicle stickers, instead of commercial vehicle stickers, which allow to park on residential streets only when providing a service. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Cargo Trucks In Archer Heights Bucking System To Park Illegally

Cheating the system? In one Chicago neighborhood cargo vans line the streets around the clock, but the problem is they may not be there legally.

CBS 2–11/07/2012


The Personalities Of Bears Tailgating Lots

With strict guidelines on permitted tailgate parking for the Chicago Bears home games at Soldier Field, it can be difficult to choose which lot works best for your needs. However, understanding the pros and cons for each lot can help you make a more informed decision.


Downtown Parking Lot

City May Refund Parking Tickets For Some Drivers

Some drivers who paid parking tickets issued in the city may be due a refund.


Handicapped Parking

City Cracks Down On Bogus Use Of Handicapped Placards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that 41 disability placards have been confiscated and 47 citations issued during 20 coordinated stings since a large-scale effort to end disability placard abuse began on August 24, 2012.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Wants To Make Food Truck Access Easier

Mayor Emanuel wants to make it easier for food trucks to park in popular locations around the city.


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A Rookie’s Guide To Tailgating In Chicago

Newcomers to tailgating can sometimes be intimidated and overwhelmed when going into a tradition with so much history and spirit. However, following a few simple guidelines when being a rookie to tailgating can ensure an exciting and treasured memory with motivation for more fun times to come.


Tailgate Parking Tips For Soldier Field

Because of the restrictions put on tailgaters for Soldier Field games like no deep fryers, no open fires and no tents or canopies, it can be difficult to know exactly which parking structures allow tailgating for the die-hard Bears fan. Following a few simple guidelines and tips for parking can make it easier to plan and execute a great tailgating party.


Parking Crackdown

Police Hit Loop Targeting Disabled Placard Scofflaws

Chicago Police officers fanned out in the Loop Tuesday morning, targeting people misusing disabled parking placards.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012