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With higher parking meter rates as a result of the 2008 parking meter lease deal and the launch of speed camera enforcement in 2013, it’s been a rough few years for Chicago drivers.
But now Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing fee and fine increases that will make things a bit more financially uncomfortable for local vehicle owners.
Emanuel, in an attempt to fill a city budget hole just north of $300 million, is looking to raise another $10 million by increasing the cost of some parking violations and by increasing the cost of storage fees at city owned auto pounds according to the city. Some of these fines have not been raised in over 20 years the city says.
The mayor proposes raising the fine for street cleaning violations from $50 to $60, adding $10 to the fine for parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant from $100 to $110, increasing rush hour tickets from the now $60 to a whopping $100, and moving the $25 fine for parking a taxi, truck, bus or RV on a residential street to $75.