The son of Richard J. and brother of Richard M. thinks it’s his turn.
The mayor did what he does best: avoid reality and praise himself.
Chicago Parking Meters LLC, which controls the city’s street parking system, brought in $135.6 million in 2013.
How Mayor Emanuel locked the parking meter deal in place.
The street parking sell off continues to eat at Chicagoans’ wallets.
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
Two-and-a-half years after it was consummated, the infamous parking-meter lease deal won’t go away—perhaps because there’s 72+ years left of it. Last week, for example, citizens submitted at least four questions about the city’s meter system or the deal itself during Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s two town hall meetings. The mayor called the use of meter […]
The parking meter deal continues to live in infamy, this time in Rolling Stone.
Chicago’s tried it before. Here’s how that went.
Chicago alderman Leslie Hairston, an opponent of the parking meter lease deal, has some advice for Pittsburgh officials considering a lease of their own parking system.
Other cities continue to consider following Chicago’s lead in privatizing their parking systems—with the help of some of the same firms that engineered the deal here.
Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke’s report on the privatization of Chicago’s parking meters, how the deal went down, and its fallout
…when their popularity is at 35%. Daley losing confidence in parking meter company Of note: “[Voiding the contract] would be tantamount to asking Chicago taxpayers ‘if they want their real estate taxes raised,’ the mayor said.” Ben Joravsky thinks your real estate taxes are going to go up anyway. We shall see, but I have […]
The Reader-inspired lawsuit about the parking meter deal, filed by the IVI-IPO in August, has sufficiently reasonable grounds to be filed, saith Judge Richard Billik.
A new donor report claims transparency but obscures details on who’s paying for the Olympic bid. And then there’s the question of why they’re paying.