Racist ‘Parking Tickets’ Show Up In County Board Race
Only in Chicago.
According to a news report from NBC 5, political fliers designed to look like Chicago parking tickets and placed on the windshield of cars in the South Loop, attack Ald. Toni Preckwinkle who’s running in the Democratic Primary for Cook County Board President.
On the backside of the flier Ald. Preckwinkle is called an “Aunt Jemima,” and has a photo of Preckwinkle with a parking meter paybox behind her.
While the racially charged slur upset Preckwinkle, the Alderman seemed almost more bothered by being accused of something even more inflammatory–being a supporter Chicago’s parking meter lease deal.
The truth is, Preckwinkle was vocally opposed to the meter lease deal, and one of only five Chicago City Council members whom voted against the $1.16 billion dollar deal.
While the news story originated on NBC 5 locally, it made its way to the NBC Nightly News on Thursday evening.