Cars towed as Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban begins

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Many car owners who weren't paying attention to parking signs are waking up to find out their car was towed.

Chicago’s Winter Overnight Parking Ban  went into effect at 3 a.m. today.

Auto impound lots were full this morning with cars that have been towed:

The parking ban will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from 3 a.m. to 7a.m.

This is to ensure plows have an easy path to clear snow.

No parking is allowed even if there is no snow.

Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day.

239 vehicles were towed on December 1, 2013.

“Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City wants to remind motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes starting next Monday, December 1 at 3am,” said Commissioner Charles Williams. “Motorists can avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions.”

The parking ban is in effect until April 1.

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  • Shawn

    Even if their is no snow and skies are clear…. yet another stream of income for the most corrupt city in the nation! I think what we really need is to wipe out Chicago City Government and start over from the ground up. Between the tax dollars, the ludicrous cigarette taxes, liquor taxes, hotel taxes, parking tickets, red light camera tickets, school zone and park zone automated speeding tickets (when did graveyards become parks, because they speed zones on those too, are they worried a corpse might run out into the road?) and the laundry list of fees and permits how is this city broke? I didn’t get my car towed, but I feel bad for the people whom did. Could the city had given “warning” tickets last night, so everyone would be aware in the future, yes, but there is no revenue in warning someone or doing the right thing.

    Look it up, we live in the most corrupt city in America and the 4 most corrupt state, which is bad when you consider there is 50 of them!