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While the city slept, a fleet of city tow trucks prowled the streets on the first night of Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban.
Unfortunately for 215 Chicago motorists, Streets & Sanitation tow truck operators took their car for trip to the auto pound.
This year’s first night tow total is down slightly from last year’s 235 vehicles.
The city has spent the last several weeks trying to get the word out via the media and even spent a few days fliering cars along all 107 miles of the streets impacted by the parking ban. But despite the media push and the permanent signs posted, a few hundred drivers still made a very expensive parking mistake.
“We see the same story every year,” laments Streets & Sanitation spokesperson Matt Smith. “For whatever reason some people just don’t get the message or take a calculated risk they’re not going to be towed. The goal is compliance.”
Ban Starts Early Wed. Morning 3 AM, Move Cars Tues. Night
Workers for the Bureau of Traffic Services had the job of leaving fliers on the windshield of every car parked along 107 miles of Chicago streets impacted by the city’s winter overnight parking ban which starts Wednesday, December 1st at 3 AM.
But despite their efforts, and the best efforts of the Department of Streets & Sanitation to get the word out in the media, hundreds of drivers will wake up Wednesday morning to find, shockingly, their cars have disappeared overnight.
To the dismay of these drivers, a city tow truck has delivered their vehicle to one of the city’s auto pounds, where vehicle owners get the added insult of having to pay a $160 for being towed with a bonus of a $50 parking ticket.
The first pitch is at 7:05 PM.
Night game parking restrictions kick right at 5 PM.
Cops, parking enforcement aides, tow trucks, etc., will be ready to wreck your evening if you screw up or flaunt the well posted restrictions in the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area.
Wrigleyville parking chaos this evening and tomorrow evening courtesy of two back to back Cubs night games.
Our lovable Cubbies take on Colorado starting at 7:05.
However, parking restrictions kick in at 5 PM.
Cops and parking enforcement aides will be issuing tickets and tow trucks will be whisking away vehicles not displaying the proper permits.
Tips, Info, Advice On Avoiding Being Towed In Wrigleyville
The Cubs play two night games back to back in the first two games of a three game series against the Washington Nationals.
City ticket writers and tow trucks will be out in full force this evening and always chalk up records on both ticketing and towing the first night game of the season.
Make sure your vehicle is not one of them.
To honor the first night game of the year on the Northside, below we’ve listed the Cubs’ entire night game schedule for the 2010 season.
It’s important to be aware of the dates listed above, because non-residents are not allowed to park on residential streets within the zone and you could be ticketed and towed.
Let me clarify. You WILL be ticketed and towed. The city puts a virtual army of ticket writers and tow trucks on patrol throughout the entire zone. Stay the hell out of the neighborhood on the evenings of Cub’s night games.
Put these dates on your calendar or in your phone’s datebook.