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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:06 PM

Ahh, the joys of privatization: Parking in Chicago


By John Byrne Tribune reporter
5:05 p.m. CST, December 26, 2012


In an annual ritual that has become as predictable if not as joyous as a New Year’s Eve countdown to midnight, Chicago drivers again will have to dig a little deeper to pay to park at meters in 2013.

Loop rates will go up 75 cents to $6.50 an hour as part of scheduled fee increases included in Mayor Richard Daley’s much-criticized 2008 lease of the city’s meters to Chicago Parking Meters LLC.

Paid street parking in neighborhoods near the Loop will rise 25 cents and reach $4 an hour. Metered spaces in the rest of Chicago also will increase by a quarter per hour, to $2, according to the company.

Come the new year, workers will begin adjusting the now-familiar pay boxes to reflect the new rates in the Loop, from there working outward into the neighborhoods, the company said in a news release Wednesday. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-parking-meter-rates-to-rise-again-in-2013-20121226,0,3777027.story



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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. Missing link

Happy holidays, marmar!

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:09 PM

2. Added.....and Seasons Greetings, Petrus !!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:11 PM

4. Time for some serious monkey wrenching

The central boxes make it even easier

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