LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery ProbeFederal agents have been investigating the LAZ Parking executive on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a contract for meters in Chicago to a favored company. The FBI filed an affidavit in February to search two email accounts tied to the executive, who called the allegations “news to me” and declined to comment.
Feds Focus On LAZ Executive For Alleged Parking Meter BribeFederal agents have been investigating an executive with the firm that manages Chicago’s privatized parking meters on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a meter contract to a favored company, according to a court record obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Free Sunday Parking To Begin In Some Wards This WeekendSome Chicago residents will get to take advantage of free Sunday parking at parking meters a bit earlier than expected.
Aldermen Approve Changes To Parking Meter DealAldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to rework the city's parking meter lease deal, despite concerns about the financial fallout from the deal.
City Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night GamesAldermen have a busy day ahead at today’s City Council meeting, with votes set on changes to the controversial parking meter deal, new fines for cyclists and drivers, and additional night games at Wrigley Field.
Finance Committee Backs Changes To Parking Meter DealAn attempt to derail Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the parking meter deal was defeated in a City Council committee on Wednesday.
Concerns Remain About Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAs aldermen prepare to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the controversial parking meter lease deal, the administration’s answers to some concerns have raised other questions for the City Council.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAt the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor's Proposed Parking Meter ChangesAfter facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.
Free Sunday Parking, But Longer Weekday Hours Under Meter SettlementChicago motorists will be able to park for free on Sundays at most city parking meters – except those in the downtown area – but at the cost of extended hours for many meters the rest of the week, under a series of changes to the hated parking meter deal, and settle a long-standing dispute between the city and firm.
BGA Urging Open Process For Any Deal To Privatize MidwayThe Better Government Association has been putting pressure on the Chicago City Council as city officials weigh possible privatization of Midway International Airport, in an effort to make sure it won't turn out like the disastrous parking meter lease deal.
Emanuel Renews Push To Privatize Midway AirportMayor Rahm Emanuel has renewed the city's efforts to lease Midway International Airport, but the plans scaled back from the one proposed—and then dropped—by former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Mayor Orders Audit Of Parking Meter DealMayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the controversial $1.15 billion parking meter lease, to determine whether the city is being overcharged.
Parking Meter Firm Demanding $14 Million, City Saying NoThe company that leases Chicago’s parking meter system raked in $80 million last year, but now says the city owes it even more money.
Finance Committee OKs Mayor's Infrastructure Trust PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.