I received this email about a parking ticket experience from a fellow Chicago resident today:
I wanted to share my parking story. My vehicle was parked in the Lakeview neighborhood this evening. I purchased precisely enough time in the meter to cover the amount of time that I would be away from my vehicle. Much to my dismay, when I returned to my vehicle as parking attendant was writing me a ticket and refused to void it. My parking sticker expired at 8:25 pm and the ticket had the pay box receipt expiration time of 8:26 pm. I checked my phone at the time of the citation and I had one minute. It’s ridiculous!
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