Dubious distinction for Chicago parking meters

Dec 27, 2012 Full story: CBS News 20

On New Year's Day, meters in the city's downtown Loop area will begin charging $6.50 an hour, up from $5.75 - which was already the highest rate in the U.S, reports CBS Chicago station WBBM-TV . The company that operates the meters, Chicago Parking Meters LLC, plans to have all machines set to new rates by the end of February.

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Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1 Dec 27, 2012
What is the big deal, do they shoot back or something.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#2 Dec 27, 2012
Could not have happened to a better city - Chicago deserves the best. HAHAHA
Hmmm

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Dec 27, 2012
Such a deal!
They shou;d mention that each hour comes with a free mugging and/or rape, but you can't defend yourself from, because in Chocago only criminals are allowed to be armed, because in Illinois, the politicans tend to be criminals...
In any case - Screw Chicago - You bozos are fools for living there.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#4 Dec 27, 2012
Nothing will ever be enough. Years of Chicago Democrat pols colluding with the Public Emp Unions had to end badly for everything and every one in Illinois.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#5 Dec 27, 2012
So you elect a corrupt politician then wonder why they are so corrupt Next time vote Republican. Never mind. Your dead voters out number your legal voters.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 Dec 27, 2012
just one more reason to be glad i don't live there any more.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#7 Dec 27, 2012
The only thing that will save Chicago is an Elliot Ness type who will use Federal Rico Anti Organized Crime Statutes to put all their cheesy politicians in the clink.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#8 Dec 27, 2012
It is too late. The bad guy have better gun fire power then the good guys. Almost all the law abiding people have moved to the suburbs, or out of state. In 10 years Chicago will make Detroit look like Paradise
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#9 Dec 27, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
It is too late. The bad guy have better gun fire power then the good guys. Almost all the law abiding people have moved to the suburbs, or out of state. In 10 years Chicago will make Detroit look like Paradise
So true. Illinois has more politicians in prison than any other state. Ilinois politicians can not learn how to be HONEST or to be for the people - they are for money and more money. The people from Southern Illinois (anything south of Chicago) can not get enough votes to get them out of power. Concealed and Carry laws was stopped by Chicago for years.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 27, 2012
To the nine posters above:

Sit tight. I just called Terminix.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#11 Dec 27, 2012
Welcome to Communism. You should see what it costs to park in Moscow.
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#12 Dec 27, 2012
The ban on guns imposed on gun owners in Illinois was lifted a few months ago by the Supreme Court. They have another 8 months to write a law with their new restrictions. However they cannot keep the people from gun ownership. Chicago had one of the strictest laws in the country, but their people still kill each other every week end for sport

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#13 Dec 27, 2012
carey529 wrote:
just one more reason to be glad i don't live there any more.
LOL!!!

You're not the only one happy you moved your sorry hind end out of Chicago and to the Teabagger Republic of Mississippi...
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#14 Dec 27, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!!!
You're not the only one happy you moved your sorry hind end out of Chicago and to the Teabagger Republic of Mississippi...
Mississippi, America's Albania.
KKK

Fort Myers, FL

#16 Dec 28, 2012
Another good reason to stay out of shitcago!!!!!

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#17 Dec 29, 2012
500 deaths and the year is not over yet.
At least the urban poor get to die on cleaner streets than they would have had if they were still in Africa.
Sad

Novosibirsk, Russia

#18 Jan 5, 2013
500 deaths
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#19 Jan 6, 2013
532 deaths as of midnight December 31st. There would be morebut frightened people are carrying concealed anyway. We don't go to chicago. Most supplies are ordered on the net. I shouldn't say never. My husbands' family still live there. We go for family parties. We were there over the Christmas holiday. I thought Emanuel would get something done, but he is as bad as the rest.
Imom

Carol Stream, IL

#20 Apr 29, 2013
Another reason I stay out of downtown- it costs to much! The restaurants in the suburbs are just as good and most have free parking. The stores are just as good and the sales tax is lower. My advice to Chicago- organize a boycott of the parking meters until the company listens. Also, make sure the company is living up to the ADA law. Also, I am sure that the meters in minority neighborhoods work just as well as in white neighborhoods- the company certainly would not discriminate when providing a public service for the city.
jesse

Elizabeth, NJ

#21 Apr 29, 2013
Chicago has only one political party and you fools keep electing the same crooks. Whatever bad happens to you is deserved. Nothing more needs to be said.

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