The Expired Meter

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City’s Red Light Camera Revenue Continues To Drop

Figures obtained by The Expired Meter website showed the number of red light camera tickets issued in 2013 dropped 5 percent compared to 2012, and were down 20 percent over the last five years.


Snow covers cars in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

It Might Be Tiresome, But Scrape Off Your Car, Or Risk A Ticket

City law allows police to ticket and even tow a car if it hasn’t been moved in seven days.


Parking Meter Pay Box

Chicago Parking Meter Rates About To Go Up For 5th Year In A Row

Another year, another rate hike for Chicago’s parking meters. Starting next Tuesday, parking meters in downtown Chicago will have the most expensive downtown parking rates in North America.


Parking Meter Pay Box

City Likely To Get Big NATO Bill From Parking Meter Company

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

Parking Ticket

City Starts Collecting Unpaid Fines By Seizing State Tax Refunds

Chicago taxpayers are starting to get the bad news: no state income tax refund for you. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, thousands could see their refunds disappear, because of unpaid city fines.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Approves City’s Plan To Bust Speeders With Cameras

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the City of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Putting ‘Finishing Touches’ On Speed Camera Legislation

A day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged him to sign legislation allowing cameras to catch speeders near Chicago schools, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would act soon, but hinted he might have some changes in mind.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel To Quinn: Sign Bill To Allow Speed Cameras Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow the city to use cameras to catch speeders near city schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Andrew Miller shows off some of the 13 tickets he received for not displaying a new license plate sticker, after he'd sent in a check for the sticker but it was weeks late in arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Lakeview Man Says City Giving Him Runaround On Tickets

A young musician from Lakeview who has lived in the city only a few months has already racked up an avalanche of tickets and he says he has the city is being unfair and has led him astray. The city says the man is “brazenly” disregarding Chicago’s parking regulations and deserves the tickets he’s received.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

Parking Meter Pay Box

Parking Meter Firm Bills City $2.1M For Lost Revenue From Street Closures

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.

CBS 2–12/19/2011