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Handicapped Parking

2 Investigators: Valet Parking Attendants Using Handicapped Parking Spaces

Wheelchair user Judy Heyworth is tired of seeing abuses when she visits downtown Chicago. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman takes her complaints to City Hall.

10/02/2014

Parking Ticket

Lakeview Residents Claim Tickets Issued Despite Absence Of ‘No Parking’ Signs

There’s not a lot of free parking in the city today, so imagine the reaction for some drivers who found a stretch of road without any “no parking” signs in sight.

07/15/2014

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

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.

02/24/2014

(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.

02/17/2014

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?

02/05/2014

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

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

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.

10/18/2013

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.

10/03/2013

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.

09/16/2013

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.

08/30/2013

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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.

08/08/2013

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.

06/16/2013

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.

05/08/2013

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.

03/08/2013

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

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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.

11/04/2012

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.

10/29/2012

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.

10/05/2012

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.

10/04/2012

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