Car Hit With Over $100,000 In Chicago Parking Tickets | theexpiredmeter.com

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Airport, Chicago, Crime, Government, Illinois, Local, Parking
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Car Hit With Over $100,000 In Chicago Parking Tickets | theexpiredmeter.com.

 

Holy crap! Amazing story by Mike Brockway, who is the expert on all things parking in the Chicago area. Check out his blog at http://theexpiredmeter.com/ for more interesting Windy City stories and to see why “local government” is synonymous with corruption there.

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  1. […] industry, citing a few examples across the country in addition to the numerous instances I have covered in this blog. This week, we’re going to examine the motivations behind this industry squeeze […]

  2. […] As some may recall, a car owned by Jennifer Fitzgerald of Chicago was left in the O’Hare International Airport employee parking lot for more than three years, accruing 678 tickets totaling $106,000 during that time. She filed a suit with the city, showing evidence that while the car had been in her name, it had belonged to a now-ex boyfriend for all intents and purposes. He worked at O’Hare, and was the one who abandoned the vehicle in the lot, refusing to have the car signed over to his name. With the car in an employee lot where she was not allowed to go, Fitzgerald was unable to retrieve it. On top of that, after a vehicle has been deemed abandoned for two to three months, by law the city is supposed to tow and impound the vehicle, but parking enforcement workers at O’Hare never did this. Instead, they continued to ticket the vehicle for years, not just fining it for parking violations but also having illegally tinted windows or out of date city tags and registration. While parking enforcement denies having quotas, it’s fairly obvious that employees were ticketing this car again and again instead of towing it to boost some kind of metric that they’re evaluated on. […]

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