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The Facts, Info & Tips To Keep The Tow Trucks Away
With Chicago’s annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban starting late Wednesday night at 3AM (technically Thursday morning), The Expired Meter has the lowdown on what drivers need to know to keep their cars from being hooked up behind a city tow truck.
Thursday, December 1st until April 1st, from 3 AM to 7 AM.
Remember, this really means Wednesday night. Find a safe, legal parking spot on a side street for your car tonight so you can avoid any of this driving drama.
This includes portions of Clark St., Devon, Central, Foster, Kedzie, Milwaukee, Division, Madison, State St., Cermak, Archer, Martin Luther King Drive, Morgan, 60th, Cottage Grove, 78th, 103rd, 106th and Torrence.
Here’s the city’s full listing of streets covered by the parking ban.
If you normally park on a major thoroughfare overnight, double-check the signs along the entire block to see if you can legally park there at night.
Give your alderman’s office a call and double check with a staff member to see where you can legally park and/or what streets near where you live are impacted.
Reference the map below to see if streets where you park are affected.
Motorists driving around the city this weekend should do their best not to use Milwaukee Ave. from Wood to North Ave. this weekend.
Milwaukee Ave., a major diagonal thoroughfare which runs from just north and west of downtown all the way into the suburbs, will be closed for Wicker Park Fest, a street music festival, on Saturday and Sunday.
Drivers who are planning on patronizing the many restaurants, bars and night clubs Friday night/early Saturday morning, be careful.
Towing begins at 1 AM Saturday morning, which is one hour before 2 AM bars close and three hours before closing time for bars with a 4 AM license.
The games start at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions on residential streets are in effect as of 5 PM.
Don’t even think about parking on any side street in Lakeview without a proper residential parking permit or legit RPP guest pass.
Otherwise, it’s a ticket and a tow for you.
Just avoid driving in Lakeview the next two days.
That’s three 7:05 PM back-to-back starts, which means three nights of Wrigley Field night game parking restrictions in LV-2 and 383 residential permit parking zones. The restrictions kick in at 5 PM and last through 10 PM.
Remember, if you don’t have the proper RPP stickers or passes, you can’t park on residential side streets essentially a mile in every direction from Wrigley Field.
This Tuesday evening kicks off the start of two back-to-back night games at Wrigley Field.
In other words, night game parking restrictions are in place all over the Wrigleyville and greater Lakeview neighborhoods starting at 5 PM and lasting until 10 PM.
This means, if you do not have the proper residential parking permits or RPP guest passes stuck to your windshield your car faces a ticket and potentially a trip to the auto pound courtesy of a Streets & Sanitation tow truck.
And thank God, it’s the very last round of night games for the 2010 baseball season. Whew!
The San Francisco Giants are in town for a trio of night games, which means restricted parking this evening in Lakeview/Wrigleyville.
Tonight and tomorrow night’s games begin at 7:05 PM, while the first pitch for Thursday’s game is an hour earlier with a 6:05 start.
They’re at Wrigley for a pair of night games tonight and tomorrow to close out the last two games of a three game series.
Both games begin at 7:05, but Wrigleyville night game parking restrictions kick in at 5 PM.
Remember, this means stay out of Lakeview/Wrigleyville after 5, unless you have the right residential parking permit, a legit guest pass or are parking in a private garage or lot. If not, you risk a ticket and a tow to the auto pound.
I have an ethical question for you.
There is a car that has been parked on my block for over a month–they were doing street construction farther down the block so they seem to have skipped the street cleaning. I know that the law says one week max, but this is not about the law, it is about what is right.
I wouldn’t normally care in the summer but for the fact that the car is taking up two spaces instead of one–it is parked at the beginning of the block and is parked about a half a cars length behind the yellow line so that no car can park in front of it.
I feel like a cranky old man with this get off my lawn behavior, but parking is really a problem where I live and I have difficulty feeling sorry for someone who parks in such an inconsiderate manner. So, what are your thoughts?
Ethical question? No comprende “ethics” Brandon.
The first pitch is at 7:05 PM, but parking restrictions start at 5 PM.
Of course, if you are parked on the street in the Wrigleyville/Lakeview neighborhood and don’t have the proper residential parking permit or guest pass you will be ticketed ($60) and could be towed ($120.00).
A memory lapse on game night could be an expensive mistake.
The Cubs host three night games in a row starting Sunday night at 7:05 PM, starting with the Phillies this evening and the Houston Astros on Monday and Tuesday.
To drivers considering coming into the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area this means three evenings of Cubs night game parking restrictions.
In other words, if you don’t have the proper passes or pay for parking in a lot, you will probably be ticketed ($50) and towed (an additional $160). It makes for an expensive evening.