Ticketing in Action – Getting a Parking Ticket in Chicago’s Loop

Someone got a parking ticket in the Loop today.  Here’s a photo taken at Washington and Wells of an individual who is part of the private ticket army that descends on Chicago’s streets.  Here’s a picture of the fairy ticket mother in action. Click to view full size. What was the ticket for?  Did the […]

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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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Parking Videos

Its true, parking can be laborious and boring, so here are some funny videos about parking   Parking Fail Should Have Reserved Parking Online How Not To Park Oops, I don’t know how to park

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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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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