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On Friday my family & I visited the Shedd aquarium and fed a meter $5 to park until 4:01 p.m.
At 3:45 we made our way out of the aquarium, but as we were walking past the lockers heading out of the accessible exit, my 2 year old grabbed a door and shook it – and got her thumb pinched between the doors. She instantly shrieked and a blood blister appeared on her thumb. We sat, calmed, consoled, and bandaged as quickly as was humanly possible.
We grabbed our stuff and walked as briskly as you can lugging a 2 year old and a 5 month old, and just as we rounded the odd fountain with the man holding a fish, we could see flashing lights, and my watch read 4:01.
By the time we hit the crosswalk we could see him at our car, and when we reached our car at 4:04 we had a ticket that read 4:03. BAH.
I know since it’s a meter we don’t fall under the 5 minute grace period, but is it worth pleading our sob story? We’ve NEVER had a parking ticket.
City Changing Color Of Denver Boot From Yellow To Grey
At least when it comes to the Denver boot.
Straight from the cobblestone streets of Milan, the paved avenues of Paris, and now debuting here in Chicago on the wheels of the most fashionable parking ticket scofflaws everywhere–grey colored Denver boots.
Recently booted Chicago drivers may have been more surprised than usual when they came out in the morning to go for a drive to, not only see a boot on their car, but a non-yellow one at that. Chicagoans for years have gotten used to seeing these bright yellow metal surprises on parked cars on city streets.
But now, the DOR seems to be slowly replacing the yellow ones with these hot new grey ones.
It was just last November 1st, 2009 that the Chicago Department of Revenue began 24 hour booting.
Not surprisingly, in that almost year’s time, booting is up from last year based on numbers provided by the DOR during city council budget hearings today at City Hall.
Total boots placed through August, 2009 was 41,469, according to DOR documentation. DOR booters have increased booting by 7.5% this year with 44,581 boots placed through August 31, 2010
The City of Chicago booter who nailed two boot eligible scofflaws parked right next to each other, must have had a good laugh or at least a big smile when he essentially got two for the price of one earlier this week.
In perhaps one of the best, and easily the ballsiest practical joke of the year, some pranksters in Los Angeles recently punk’d an LA squad car by booting it.
Department of Revenue Director Bea Reyna-Hickey, takes a moment to inform scofflaws on the many ways they can pay their parking and red light camera tickets from the City of Chicago, as well as sharing some good advice.