Chicago Dibs Blog

“Dibs” in Chicago is a hugely hot topic.  Many Chicago residents who dig their cars out of the snow will put something to mark their spot and claim “dibs” so another car won’t park there.  Whether you think dibs is ludicrous and selfish, or a  right because of the hours of toil in digging out a spot, […]

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Pitfalls of the Current Parking System in Wrigleyville

Prepay for Wrigleyville Parking before you get to the game. I recently came across one of the funniest videos I have ever seen which comically details the pitfalls of the way parking is currently done for cubs games at Wrigley Field. Please see the video done by WGN’s Pat Tomasulo from the Patdown below: Wrigleyville parking […]

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Celebrity Parking Tickets

Unfortunately, no one is above the law when it comes to parking tickets.  Whether you’re a celebrity, an oil tycoon, or the bridesmaid at my sisters wedding, if you park in the wrong place, you’re gonna get a red face.  Many people think the police let celebrities get off easy; a fallacy propagated by the […]

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SpotHero could have saved UNC football players $7200

Over the past three years a group of UNC football players has amassed $13,125 in parking citations. Thats right, $13,125, which equals 13,125 packs of skittles, 130,125 packs of ramen, and 260,250 pieces of bazooka gum. Wow, some pretty depressing numbers there. If only they had known about SpotHero, where you can make parking reservations […]

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List of Chicago Towing Companies

Chicago Towing Companies XL Towing & Storage Inc 3565 West Columbus Avenue Chicago, IL 60652 (773) 434-9731 Wells Automotive Service 1317 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 943-5720 Downtown Chicago 24 Hour Tow Truck Company 228 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60604-2505 (312) 386-7089 GNG Towing – 24 Tow Truck Service Chicago 2401 West Fullerton […]

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My Parking Ticket History – The Highlights

From late 2008 – 2010 I have accumulated 19 parking and moving offenses, totaling over $2K in fines.  I like to think about myself as the guy who shows up 2 minutes late to the meter, only to see a big fat ticket waiting for me.  This is my story. My name is Jeremy Smith.  […]

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Chicago Man Is Ticketed While Paying for Spot

As many of you know by now, there has been a lot of commotion regarding the increase in parking meter rates in the City of Chicago.  Recently, a few key Chicago Mayoral candidates made their thoughts public on the situation.  There is no consensus on the best way to handle the issue however, this is […]

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Driver Survival Seminar – Hosted by 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney

Learn how to protect yourself against parking tickets and red light violations in the City of Chicago.  44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney will be hosting a Driver Survival Seminar on Tuesday January, 25th from 7pm-9pm.  The FREE event will be held at the new 23rd District Police Station (850 W. Addison St., on Addison less […]

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Chicago is #1 for Worst Traffic

Holy Cow!  Chicago is #1 in road congestion in the United States… You don’t say?! The Urban Mobility Report found that Chicagoans waste 70 an additional hours a year sitting in traffic.  Those working a 40 hour per week corporate job, that is an additional 9 work days (almost 2 weeks!) you spend stuck in […]

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Parking Meter Enforcement Resumes – 2/8 @ 9AM

Have you noticed recently that parking enforcement officials have been few and far between?  If you haven’t realized yet, the city took almost a week long hiatus from parking ticket enforcement during the week of the great Chicago blizzard.  Unfortunately money talks in this world and enforcement of meters resumed today at 9am throughout the […]

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