City Sticker Story Hits The TV Airwaves
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NBC 5 and a myriad of other TV stations covered the story about police officers writing tickets for vehicles with old city stickers on their windshields.
In general, most of the stories are riddled with errors and inaccuracies. While the speculation is this spate of erroneous tickets are an effort to generate more revenue for a cash strapped city, both the Department of Revenue and Chicago City Clerk’s office adamantly deny their enforcement staffs engage in this type of ticket writing. Since the DOR does the majority of the parking enforcement in the city, this story is more likely just a set of incidents isolated to one or two north side police districts.
According to sources within the Department of Revenue, lots of drivers have been inquiring about the details of city sticker enforcement to make sure they don’t get tagged with a $120 parking ticket.
Here’s the Tribune’s version of this story, “Chicago ticketing cars with old city stickers?“