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

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Alderman Seeks To Scale Back Mayor’s Parking ‘Congestion Fee’

A North Side alderman wants to scale back Mayor Emanuel’s $2-a-day “congestion fee” for parking in the city’s garages and lots, so that it only applies during weekday business hours when congestion is an issue.


(CBS File Photo)

Parking Industry Protests City Congestion Fee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a $2 congestion fee for people who park in public garages and lots downtown.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Carolina Panthers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Panthers at noon at Soldier Field.


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

Motorists have been using police shirts like this one on dashboards to park illegally and avoid fines. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Civilian Motorists Get A Free Ride, With Cop Shirts On The Dash

Some drivers are playing the system by displaying police uniforms or other material — suggesting they are members of law enforcement — to avoid parking regulations and fines at a Cook County courthouse. 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.


Photo Of Parking Space (AP Photo)

Parking Problems Upset Residents Near Stevenson High School

A parking shortage at Stevenson High School has prompted some homeowners in the surrounding communities to find a way to make a few extra bucks and that is causing an uproar with some residents


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.


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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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

CHICAGO (STMW) – Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the New York Jets have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.


Photo Of Parking Space (AP Photo)

Naperville Reconsidering Parking Ban

The City of Naperville is reconsidering its ban on overnight parking in the western suburb’s downtown, in what is much-welcome news for bar patrons.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2010

Photo Of Parking Space (AP Photo)

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Avoid Handicapped Parking

When you head out to the mall this weekend for holiday shopping, don’t be tempted to park in handicapped spots.


Winter Parking Ban

Chicago Overnight Parking Ban Begins Next Week

Starting December 1st, watch where you park overnight in Chicago or you could end up with a costly ticket and tow.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears

Guide To Soldier Field

While a visit to Soldier Field is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than any visiting team, it never hurts to get a little more acquainted with Walter Payton’s newly renovated lake house.