Tribune Columnist Assists Drivers With Parking Ticket Problems
Chicago Tribune columnist Jon Yates is the Problem Solver.
Yates’ entire work existence is helping consumers get some sort of justice when wronged by companies or government bureaucracies.
Of course, if you own a car in Chicago, parking tickets is one of these chronic issues which come up regularly in his What’s Your Problem column.
Yates has an update in his most recent article including a woman who has received over 50 tickets for parking in a no parking zone despite the fact she was parked legally.
After a lull in the steady stream of tickets she experienced last summer, she tells the Trib the tickets have started up again.
The good news is, she’s become very experienced at fighting these tickets having won 51 of the 51 parking tickets she contested.
The Tribune also spotlights a driver who received a ticket for an expired meter at 6:03 PM although enforcement actually ended at 6 PM. He paid the ticket, but with the help of the Problem Solver, the city agreed to refund his payment.
It took a while, but he finally got his 50 bucks back.
Here’s the full column, “Problem Solver: Updates on parking tickets, insurance refund, model dinosaur.”