Budget Crunch Heard as Issued Tickets Drops

If you've ever had your car towed from a "No Parking" zone in Chicago, you'll be particularly interested in one of the recently noticed victim's of the city's budget cuts.

Towing has nearly been cut in half -- from 7,529 vehicles between Dec. 1 and Feb. 16 last winter -- to 3,905 during the same period this winter, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.  

As comforting as that may be to city drivers, the paper said it translates into an income loss of nearly $580,000 in towing and storage revenues for the city.

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