Category Archives: Boot
Not by increasing the 25,000 parking spaces it controls at lots and garages adjacent to the airport, but through technological improvements to allow drivers to use their cell phone to locate and pay for parking.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the city is seeking bids from companies that have technology which will allow drivers to locate open parking spaces within garages or lots and even pay for their parking using smart phone applications.
Drivers with pre-paid parking would not have to wait at long lines to pay for parking before exiting. The city believes they can eventually decrease the number of manned pay booths at each parking lot or garage location.
The story says 3.4 million cars park at O’Hare annually, or an average of 20,000 vehicles a day.
But the bid description also has a mildly sinister request for potential bidders.
First, he got booted.
He the proceeded to somehow, implausibly drive his car around the corner of where he was booted to a secluded area to try removing the boot with a hammer and a lug wrench, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
But then someone saw him trying to remove the boot, called 9-1-1 and then the police showed up to arrest him for the act.
It’s a real head scratcher–a mystery that can only happen in the Windy City.
A Chicago man’s car was impounded by the city due to an overabundance of parking ticket.
But even though the car was allegedly safe and sound locked up behind the barb wired topped fences of a city auto pound located at 103rd & Doty, the car owner just received a red light camera ticket from Willowbrook, where the car and license plate appear in a video according to CBS 2 Chicago.
Tempers might be flaring between the Chicago Police Department and Department of Revenue employees.
Last Friday, according to Fox Chicago News, a boot van driver was trying to boot a Corvette on a street adjacent to the main police station.
Turns out, the Corvette’s owner was a cop, who happened to walk out when his car was being booted.
According to Merten, it seems the owner of a freshly booted vehicle, seemingly flipped out and took his frustration out on his own car by smashing windows and pounding dents in the body with a tire iron, then removing the license plates before leaving the scene.
One theory for this behavior could simply be a somewhat understandable mental breakdown or some sort of fit of rage.
An alert reader of this website snapped some photos of a Chicago Department of Revenue boot van parked blocking the driveway to the Speedway gas station on Damen Ave. at Roscoe last Friday afternoon at around 1:15 PM.
Most people don’t have to be told the function of a Denver boot.
That’s because intelligent drivers instantly recognize that bright yellow, heavy metallic disk on your tire is designed to immobilize the vehicle.
But, according to TribLocal, a Zion couple who parked in a private parking lot didn’t understand the simple physics of the boot on their car when they came back to find a boot on their car after spending the day at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
My wife, in a state of perpetual anger toward me normally, seemed even more irate than usual, accusing me of somehow, screwing up so badly managing the household’s parking ticket issues, that a bright yellow boot was now firmly affixed to the front wheel of her car parked outside our home.
“That’s impossible,” I shouted incredulously at my wife. “There’s no way your car was booted!”
It’s two Denver boots for the price of one.
An Expired Meter reader caught not one, but two cars sporting bright yellow Denver boots, parked next to each other on Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park last Tuesday.
I bet these easy pickin’s made that booters day last week.
The two drivers? Not so much.
Thanks to our friend Kevin P. for the keen eye and great photo.