To Ticket Or Not To Ticket? Oak Park Debates Whether Illegally Parked Chicago Cop Cars Should Be Ticketed
But recently, a reader of local news website Oak Park.com snapped a few photos of CPD vehicles parking illegally on downtown Oak Park streets and wrote a sarcastic letter about the fact that they don’t get ticketed. Of course, non-cops parking illegally in downtown Oak Park face a much different reality.
But after a flurry of heated debate on the subject on Oak Park.com, another reader posted a photo of a police cruiser with a bright orange parking ticket envelope on its windshield.
This triggered another eruption of comments and debate.
So, now we pose the question.
Should Chicago Police officers be able to park illegally in Oak Park or any other municipality bordering Chicago?
Here’s the original posting and photos on Oak Park.com entitled, “A solution for free parking in Oak Park – become a Chicago cop,” and the followup photo of the cop car with the parking ticket in a post entitled “Chicago cop car gets ticketed in Oak Park”.