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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Aldermen: Mayor's Parking Deal Doesn't Add Up

Several Chicago aldermen are taking a close look at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised deal with the private company that manages the city's parking meters and wondering aloud if it's the best deal the city can get. Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:33 AM
By Dick Johnson

Alderman Looking at Bonds to Buy Back Parking Meters

Ald. Brendan Reilly (2nd) acknowledged Monday that he's been meeting with municipal bond experts in hopes the city could buy back the meters leased to Chicago Parking Meters LLC four years ago under former Mayor... Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM
By Carol Marin, Don Moseley

Company's 2012 Parking Revenue Still Unknown

According to the 2008 contract between the City and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the amount people paid to park in 2012 has to be turned over to the city by April 30 of every year. Read »

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