Snow Parking in Skokie (Tickets)

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Vickie

United States

#1 Feb 27, 2008
Has anyone gotten a snow parking ticket in skokie yet?, well as of last night the whole block of Lavergen Ave., got $35 snow parking tickets, including myself. I am outraged, due to the fact that there are NO signs saying you can not park on that side of the street during certain days and times. I will be taking this to court to fight this, i was NEVER told about moving my car to the opposite side of the street, no warning, no nothing. Than my neighboor says "well its a Skokie thing", i dont care it its a Skokie thing or a Morton Grove thing, there should be signs posted every 5-10ft, saying its a Snow Route, like how they have in the city and every other suburb., But why is Skokie so special?.. i hate living in Skokie, they find every possible way to get money out of ppl. I am outraged because of this. SO i was wondering if anyone else has gotten these outrageous tickets? and if there wer eany signs?
schnakka

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 3, 2008
no signs and got two tickets...if you get out of it please notify me..
JMess

Niles, IL

#3 Dec 16, 2008
there is a warning besides the snow you can see the blow a siren at 7 a.m. to notify residents that the snow parking policy is in effect.
Smart Ass

Crystal Lake, IL

#4 Dec 29, 2008
HA! HA! You got a $35 ticket.. Seeing that you can afford to live in Skokie then you can pay the ticket.

Bottom line: It Sucks To Be You!

Pay the ticket you cheap lazy ass...
I HATE SMART ASS

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 10, 2009
seeing that he lives in skokie? people arent rich here, pal... jeez.. the maturity level of this dipshit from barrington is really something..

bottom line: it sucks to be you

youre immature and useless
sabin

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 11, 2009
alen

Skokie, IL

#7 Jan 12, 2009
Residents may also phone the Village's "Snow Hotline" at 847/675-SNOW (7669) to listen to a recorded message which informs them whether the alternate side parking program is in effect or not.

Alternate Side Parking Program

The Village's Alternate Side Parking Program is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, after 2" inches or more of snow accumulates on the pavement. The snow removal program is a minimum two day operation.

An "alert" warning siren will sound at 7 a.m., indicating that alternate side parking will be in effect.
At 6 p.m., the siren will sound, indicating that residents may move their vehicles to the opposite side of the street.
On even days of the month, after a 2" or more of snowfall, all vehicles must be moved to the side of the street with even numbered addresses. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
On odd days of the month, after a 2" or more of snowfall, all vehicles must be moved to the side of the street with odd numbered addresses. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Cable television subscribers will be alerted of the program through the Village emergency override system at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Comcast customers tune to channel 17
RCN customers tune to channel 25.
Residents may tune 1660 AM, the Village of Skokie's Advisory Radio Station, to learn more about the alternate side parking program and if it is in effect
Carm

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

#8 Jan 13, 2009
Vickie wrote:
Has anyone gotten a snow parking ticket in skokie yet?, well as of last night the whole block of Lavergen Ave., got $35 snow parking tickets, including myself. I am outraged, due to the fact that there are NO signs saying you can not park on that side of the street during certain days and times. I will be taking this to court to fight this, i was NEVER told about moving my car to the opposite side of the street, no warning, no nothing. Than my neighboor says "well its a Skokie thing", i dont care it its a Skokie thing or a Morton Grove thing, there should be signs posted every 5-10ft, saying its a Snow Route, like how they have in the city and every other suburb., But why is Skokie so special?.. i hate living in Skokie, they find every possible way to get money out of ppl. I am outraged because of this. SO i was wondering if anyone else has gotten these outrageous tickets? and if there wer eany signs?
It is a law. It is announced on cable and radio. Tv is interrupted to announce snow parking regulations. You must move your car on alternate days. Even days you park on even side of the street, odd days you park on odd side of the street. It is not NEW. Maybe if you are new you can fight it. Otherwise you had had to know.
Carm

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

#9 Jan 13, 2009
It is a law. It is announced on cable and radio. Tv is interrupted to announce snow parking regulations. You must move your car on alternate days. Even days you park on even side of the street, odd days you park on odd side of the street. It is not NEW. Maybe if you are new you can fight it. Otherwise you had had to know.

Since: Jan 09

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

#10 Jan 13, 2009
Vickie wrote:
Has anyone gotten a snow parking ticket in skokie yet?, well as of last night the whole block of Lavergen Ave., got $35 snow parking tickets, including myself. I am outraged, due to the fact that there are NO signs saying you can not park on that side of the street during certain days and times. I will be taking this to court to fight this, i was NEVER told about moving my car to the opposite side of the street, no warning, no nothing. Than my neighboor says "well its a Skokie thing", i dont care it its a Skokie thing or a Morton Grove thing, there should be signs posted every 5-10ft, saying its a Snow Route, like how they have in the city and every other suburb., But why is Skokie so special?.. i hate living in Skokie, they find every possible way to get money out of ppl. I am outraged because of this. SO i was wondering if anyone else has gotten these outrageous tickets? and if there wer eany signs?
It is a law. It is announced on cable and radio. Tv is interrupted to announce snow parking regulations. You must move your car on alternate days. Even days you park on even side of the street, odd days you park on odd side of the street. It is not NEW. Maybe if you are new you can fight it. Otherwise you had had to know.

Since: Jan 09

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

#11 Jan 13, 2009
schnakka wrote:
no signs and got two tickets...if you get out of it please notify me..
It is a law. It is announced on cable and radio. Tv is interrupted to announce snow parking regulations. You must move your car on alternate days. Even days you park on even side of the street, odd days you park on odd side of the street. It is not NEW. Maybe if you are new you can fight it. Otherwise you had had to know.
yah

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 27, 2009
DIdnt pay the ticket... it turned out into 250$ dolar fine... jst pay those aswipes
Moe

Downers Grove, IL

#13 Jan 31, 2011
My ticket was $50 and the street only has TWO parking spots on it and it isn't even plowed by the village of Skokie. It is plowed by the park district.
Moe

Downers Grove, IL

#14 Jan 31, 2011
I live in Skoke for 32 years. But my post said Hoffman Estates.
art

Wheaton, IL

#15 Feb 3, 2011
Yeah...well how about if your not from skokie? You just park there sometimes.
Seymore

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 4, 2011
Let's all get a corned beef sandwich at Kaufman's deli.
Sherri

Evanston, IL

#17 Feb 6, 2011
I would have been happy to come home Fri to a $35 ticket. I returned home from work to find my car had been towed and no one knew where it was. After paying a $140 fee in addition to the $50 ticket I had to search four storage lots to find my vehicle. I heard the sirens on Thurs night and believed the snow emergency was over. The frustrating part is my street was clear from curb to curb and had been for days. It was obvious that no plow had been down the street Fri because there was no snow deposited in front of our shoveled sidewalks and driveways. It's an imperfect system but everyone makes an effort to be informed and use common sense. Towing cars unnecessarily just because you can is opportunistic and doesn't foster goodwill. At a time when our community is facing challenges to our quality of life and feeling the continued stress of economic hardship we look to the village to do better by us than this.
Seymore

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 7, 2011
Sherri wrote:
I would have been happy to come home Fri to a $35 ticket. I returned home from work to find my car had been towed and no one knew where it was. After paying a $140 fee in addition to the $50 ticket I had to search four storage lots to find my vehicle. I heard the sirens on Thurs night and believed the snow emergency was over. The frustrating part is my street was clear from curb to curb and had been for days. It was obvious that no plow had been down the street Fri because there was no snow deposited in front of our shoveled sidewalks and driveways. It's an imperfect system but everyone makes an effort to be informed and use common sense. Towing cars unnecessarily just because you can is opportunistic and doesn't foster goodwill. At a time when our community is facing challenges to our quality of life and feeling the continued stress of economic hardship we look to the village to do better by us than this.
Yes, it is opportunistic. It's about revenue. welcome to America
Andy

Skokie, IL

#19 Feb 12, 2011
We couldn't move our car. My wife was at home with our baby and couldn't get the car out of the snow. Then the plows came by before 7am and sealed in the car. Calls to the police to explain were a waste of time. They said they had a hundred calls with "excuses" like broken arms. Well, ticketing Skokie's vulnerable population is exploitation, not enforcement... Even Chicago didn't ticket cars that were stuck on Lake Shore Drive in the blizzard. Apparently, Skokie just doesn't care about its people.
Seymore

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 14, 2011
Andy wrote:
We couldn't move our car. My wife was at home with our baby and couldn't get the car out of the snow. Then the plows came by before 7am and sealed in the car. Calls to the police to explain were a waste of time. They said they had a hundred calls with "excuses" like broken arms. Well, ticketing Skokie's vulnerable population is exploitation, not enforcement... Even Chicago didn't ticket cars that were stuck on Lake Shore Drive in the blizzard. Apparently, Skokie just doesn't care about its people.
How about some cheese with all of that whine?

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