Bah humbug: Chicago's dreaded winter parking ban takes effect tomorrow

Chicago parking ban
A resident shovels a parking space on February 02, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Chicagoans who park on more than 100 miles of main streets need to find another place to park tonight and every night until April or they’ll probably be towed.

The winter parking ban, on 107 miles of main streets, is up there with the parking meters and property taxes as things that Chicagoans love to hate.

There is to be no parking from 3 am to 7 am from December 1st through April 1st. Snow or no snow.

Every December 1 some people are surprised, despite the signs.

This man was one of many caught last year.

“It’s kind of messed up they don’t send reminders or nothing, but, at the same time, you still got to pay attention to the signs, so I guess it’s fair,” he said.

The ticket is $60 dollars, and the tow is a minimum of $150. And there’s a daily storage fee of $25, a total of at least $235.

Cars are towed to two lots:
103rd and Doty, on the South Side.
701 North Sacramento,on the North Side.

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