Tag Archives: Chicago Parking Tickets
A dust up between members of the Chicago Police Department and a pair of city Parking Enforcement Aides resulted in a suspension for one PEA according to according to a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General.
The more recent IG report says a PEA received a 29-day suspension for sending an e-mail to a CPD District office threatening retaliation in the form of parking tickets issued to the personal vehicles of police officers.
Here’s a little comedic relief for Chicago drivers and the constant onslaught of parking tickets they face every year–about 2.5 million annually.
This short is courtesy of the fine people at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
A driver trying to divine what type of truck (semi, junk, commercial or pickup) on what type of street (business or residential) in what part of the city or ward can go insane.
It was this truck parking issue that came to the attention of Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown.
A contractor who parked his truck on a residential street while trying to work on a customer’s home got hit with a $75 ticket recently.
DNA Info has been crunching the numbers on Chicago parking tickets recently.
And after going through info on nearly 5 million Chicago parking tickets issued over the past two years, they keep digging up interesting tidbits of data.
In their most recent revelation, they focused on out-of-state drivers.
According to the data, 90% of the tickets issued were to vehicles with Illinois plates with the other 10% going to out-of-state vehicles.
Which fire hydrant produces the most Chicago parking tickets?
It’s in front of a liquor store in Englewood located at 1025 W. 63rd Street according to an analysis done by DNA Info.
Over the past two years, cars at this hydrant have been ticketed 877 times–that’s an average of more than a ticket a day. The expensive $150 tickets allowed the city to generate over $48,000 in revenue from all the tickets.
And that’s more than twice the tickets of the second place hydrant located at 5558 W. North Avenue in the Austin neighborhood which racked up a paltry 372 tickets for drivers who dared to park there over a two year period.
— Reid Wilkening (@rwilkening) August 7, 2014
One local bike rider is using Twitter to try to get some illegally parked cars ticketed.
Clement Robinson, who goes by the Twitter handle @CJettR, has been tweeting photos of motor vehicles parked in designated bike lanes using the hashtag “#enforce940060″, according to RedEye.
The hashtag refers to municipal code 9-40-060 which prohibits cars from parking or standing in a bike lane.
The cops and parking enforcement workers don’t seem to like each other according to a report released by the Chicago Inspector General Office.
A public screaming match between a Chicago police officer and a parking enforcement aide (PEA) has received the attention of the city’s IG, which after investigating, found what they call a widespread animosity between the two departments.
According to the report issued today there’s a perceived rivalry between the two departments.
“In general, there is a perception of a rivalry between PEAs and police officers; a perception shared by both sides and supported by online commentary,” the report said. “PEAs believe that CPD police officers are unnecessarily targeting PEAs for abuse. PEAs asserted that CPD officers are adversarial to PEAs in certain or all districts. Police officers, for their part, felt that PEAs unnecessarily saturate areas with enforcement.”
July 15th is the last day of the grace period the city allows for drivers to buy and display their annual city sticker. Vehicle owners have until midnight to comply or risk a $200 parking ticket–for every day they don’t have a sticker.
“These tickets and fees are very steep,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza. “Please, go on social media, call your friends and family and do what you can to tell people you know that they need to make sure they purchase and display the new 2014 vehicle sticker – it’s the pink one – on their windshield. If not, they could wake up Wednesday to some expensive tickets and late fees.”
28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin has some problems with some of the city’s parking ticket policies including the $200 fine for failure to purchase and/or display a Chicago city sticker and payment plan options for drivers who can’t afford to pay their tickets. He discusses a few of his ideas in this short interview.
Remember the daytime parking ban in the West Loop?
The one to stop the problem of “day trippers” parking for free just west of downtown and walking or using public transit to work or play downtown?
It seems after the six month pilot test, local groups and businesses complained and the ban was dropped according to DNA Info.
Residents and visitors were told the ban was no longer in effect so they could park wherever and whenever they wanted.
But according to CBS 2 News, while the ban ended in December the signs which prohibit parking from 1:30 to 3:30 are still up and some people are still receiving tickets. In addition, at least one person had their car towed due to an allegedly non-existent ban.