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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Los Angeles Third Street Parking Conundrum

PT’s Parking Blog, Parking Today recently wrote an article on the parking problems in Los Angeles in the Third Street Corridor.  You can view the original article here. Apparently on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the place is packed and parking is a near nightmare.  John Van Horn said, “The answer is that during the time that […]

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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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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo: C2E2; Free Parking McCormick Place

Plan on attending the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo Also known as C2E2?! C2E2 runs from March 18 through March 20th this year.  If you’re driving to the expo, parking can be expensive. The C2E2 website lists travel directions here. The website states, “The parking rate is a flat fee of $19 per day for […]

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Chicago Parking Meters’ Rates Rise 2011

Two years ago metered street parking in the Loop, was $3 per hour and as little as 25 cents an hour for some neighborhoods.  The recent increases make street parking in the loop $5 an hour.  There are three zones for Chicago parking meters. These are the new rates Zone 1 – Chicago Loop -$5 […]

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