Friday, August 22, 2008

Rumor Has It......

Meter Maids, or Revenue Agents, have been hitting the mostly quiet neighborhoods pretty hard the past few weeks. Places where City workers hang their hats.

We did hear there was a hiring push recently for these people. They work for peanuts, have ticket quotas and are more likely to be spotted wandering the quiet streets rather than the more "violence prone" areas. And the people ticketed are more likely to pay their tickets rather than risk the boot or wage garnishment.

Most cops are already legit as we have Inspectors wandering the lots looking for easy movers, but that doesn't mean they won't be nickel and diming the pimpy charges. Garage your car, stay up to date on stickers, park legally. Don't give Daley the easy money.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true!

Meter Maids in Hyde Park area can be located on the smallest, quite, and less congested side streets. They carry the computer handheld that not only can print out a parking ticket "Lickety Split", the device allows them to take a snap shot of the violator's vehicle and location, and if confronted, there's also a recording device.

8/22/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along those same lines. Has anyone besides me noticed the red light cameras seem to stop at Fullerton when you head south??? Any south siders want to chime in and report where the cameras start and stop around them???

You don't suppose these cameras are only put in where there are less temp tags driving around and the citizens may be more inclined to have proper plates do you?

What we need on the TSSSSSS stickers is district ticket written in and what type of bond was deposited, then bump that statistic with the number of red light cameras in that district....

I'll bet the numbers would be quite interesting.

8/22/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK GOD FOR A MY LOCKED / GATED / SECURE PARKING SPACE.

8/22/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way in hell that Chicago can host the 2016 Olympics. Communist China spent 40BILLION dollars on the Beijing Games. Labor is cheap in the R.O.C. too.

8/22/2008 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't send them to the ghetto because they'd chase them out or set them on fire.
But isn't that biased enforcement if they only focus on targeted neighborhoods?

8/22/2008 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've been swarming around my house!

Every time I see them wandering around I tell myself to stop writing parkers.

It's strange since 0-0 = ZERO

No Contract = No Contract!

8/22/2008 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 016. Had to have a plumber in the other morning after all that rain. He parked his clearly-marked business' truck in front of my house while he was here on the service call, and came out to find a ticket on his window FOR PARKING A TRUCK ON THE STREET IN A RESIDENTIAL area...so believe it, they're definitely targeting our home districts.

8/22/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Quid pro quo said...

So,when Im working, and I see one of those jag-offs parked illegaly, double parked, obstructing the flow... I'm going to write them too!

8/22/2008 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

start targeting revenue workers then fuck them target city employees I do not give any city employees breaks any more fuck them this city fucking sucks!!!!!! we are ALL fools im doing all I can to get out I suggest you do the same

8/22/2008 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually poetically ironic, in a way, that the vast majority of those snapping up these jobs are formerly unemployed recipients of our tax dollars and now have to at least get their asses out of bed and work for the monies they steal from us.


No wonder they're motivated, they must love the feeling of directly picking the pockets of those who've earned enough to afford to live in a nice neighborhood.


Leave it to richie to know what appeals to the lowest denominator.

8/22/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Yeah, this'll go over extremely well. Further piss off the very small percentage of people that MAY have had the volition to generate some revenue for the City. Won't the "Powers That Be" ever, EVER figure out not to bite the hand that feeds you? I'm gonna guess not. And the game continues...

8/22/2008 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think pookie is going to pay a parking ticket??

8/22/2008 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't they come to our part of town. We're the only idiots paying taxes, working for a living, and paying parking tickets.

8/22/2008 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They hired 50-60 people for parking enforcement and 4 extra crews to boot vehicles.This occurred w/in the last 2 months.

8/22/2008 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why write tickets in a poor neighborhood, they won't pay it, plus one of the boyz might come out and fight with you about a parker. You know how mad people get about parkers.

8/22/2008 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

economic profiling

8/22/2008 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

m/1 Meter maid in 012 at 2300 hrs at about 1400 w lexington.

8/22/2008 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE THEY WALKING THE STREETS OF BRIDGEPORT?????? I THINK NOT.

8/22/2008 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THEY R JUST DOING THEIR JOB.

IF U TALK TO THEM U WILL FIND THAT A LARGE QUATITY OF METER MAID R FROM CERTAIN WARD! MEEKS, CARUTHERS, JACKSON, AND SMITH.

SO MANY CITY JOBS NEED SKILL AND THIS JOB "AINT" ONE OF THEM. JUST LOOK WHEN THE METER MAID GO HOME IN THEIR ROVING SHIT BOX CARS.

SO DONT HATE THEM JUST RIGHT THEM WHEN THE ARE IN UR DIST B CUZ THEY DONT LIKE DA POLICE. THEY HANG THEIR SILLY ORANGE VEST ON SEAT THINKING THAT MAKE THEIR CAR A SQUAD CAR. THEY WILL BE IN A DIST NEAR U B CUZ THEY HANDLE ALL THE CITYWIDE FESTIVALS.... HAVE FUN

8/22/2008 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd love to garage my car but i can't afford a house in a decent neighborhood of this city.
END THE RESIDENCY REQIREMENT !!!!

8/22/2008 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, they keep taxin us while emile jones grooms his son to take his office.
end legacy politics in illinois......vote republican and vote term limits.

8/22/2008 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1247 am
It unfortunate that a service call to your home resulted in a ticket for the worker, but from my over 12 years experience at OEMC and taking 911 calls, the vast majority of calls coming from 016 are for parkers and parking violations. So i would bet--unfortunately--that one of your neighbors called to complain about it. And its absolutely amazing how many folks will call to pimp out their neighbors (or their neighbors guests) for illegal parking, no city stickers, expired plates, parking on fire hydrants, and assorted other violations all the while REMAINING ANONYMOUS. Sad but true.

8/22/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They carry the computer handheld that not only can print out a parking ticket "Lickety Split", the device allows them to take a snap shot of the violator's vehicle and location, and if confronted, there's also a recording device.

8/22/2008 12:14:00 AM

Nice, and I cant even get a working pdt or a radio to last the full 8. At least the city isnt hiding where its priorities are.

8/22/2008 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking vulture meter maids.

They gave me a $100 ticket for parking only 13 feet from a hydrant. I measured. Fucking maggots. I had to go hammer some Dept of Revenue vehicles and now must go on the medical to help cure my over-stress condition about this. Three days ought to do.

May they all get their asses kicked out there and see who is going to come help them.

8/22/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quid pro quo said...
So,when Im working, and I see one of those jag-offs parked illegaly, double parked, obstructing the flow... I'm going to write them too!

8/22/2008 12:56:00 AM
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I always write them. Try it, it feels good. Go around their Dept. of Revenue facilities and get their personal cars. Fuck them.

8/22/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, why ticket in poor neighborhoods? The city would be called racist! The maids are in 19, 18,16,and 23 all day and night writing tickets.

Thats right!! ticket the citizens that actually pay taxs and don't live off the city/states dime! Were the ones paying property taxes,sales tax, and have to pay for overpriced city stickers. Get us twice...thats great!

8/22/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've had parking enforcement in West Beverly in the mornings at least twice a week for several months now. They've also been switching the no parking street cleaning signs from one side of the street to the other after at least 7p (that was when I last saw the sign on the original side of the street). Revenue trucks were on the street writing tickets at 9am the following morning for all the people who parked on the previously posted side. Glad I have a driveway. When we called to complain my wife was essentially told she was lying. Welcome to Chicago.

8/22/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also a traffic mission at 10700 south pulaski last week. HMMMMM in a neighborhood filled with city workers?

8/22/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why write tickets in a poor neighborhood, they won't pay it, plus one of the boyz might come out and fight with you about a parker. You know how mad people get about parkers.

8/22/2008 03:29:00 AM


Take their cars! That is the only way to piss them off and get any money out of them. They would rather get locked up then get their car towed.

8/22/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And when you run out of cars to ticket, there's always the bicycles:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-bike-laws-crackdown-webaug22,0,3716423.story

8/22/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unsubstantiated rumor. Anyone feel free to verify it.

A revenuer was seen on a bike on 2211 writing parking tickets. She was informed that she was writing these tickets in an area populated by police officers. The same police officers that give breaks to others everyday on parking and moving violations. She responded that she didn't care, that she would continue to write tickets and that there wasn't anything anybody could do about it.

The silver lining is that soon after she was given a moving violation for blowing a stop sign... on her bike. Of course she got a C.R.# on the officer.

If that officer would kindly and dicreetly identify himself while at any of the southside dr...er, dining establishments I would like to buy you a soft drink.

8/22/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We live in 17 - our naighbor got a ticket for parking more than 12" from the curb.

Aren't there people being shot? Ridiculous.

8/22/2008 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are hitting Wrigleyville very hard during the CUBS games. Sworn and Revenue people alike, but more Revenue people have been seen writing tickets. But no matter, they are writing the suburban drunken rude loud CUBS fanatics that piss in my gangway and park all over the place in their maniacal drive to worship at Wrigley Field. Keep coming you idiots.

Anybody see something similar at Sox Park?

8/22/2008 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see a revenue department van parked on a street that has zoned permit parking, can the police ticket this vehicle? Can this vehicle also be ticketed if parked in a no parking zone? I am not the police but I have seen the van parked illegially. I would like to see one of these revenue vans go into LeClaire Courts or somewhere similar and ticket all the cars parked illegially and without city stickers. Instead the mayor's minions go out to where the city workers live to further stick it to them.

8/22/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are all over the Taylor street area till midnight also...

8/22/2008 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The camera facing north on Western at Fullerton (S/E) corner is snajpping photos as citizen sit at the light waiting. This malfuncion is probably not the only one and I'll bet the city is collecting on it.

8/22/2008 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee ia an idea, the guys who work the 18th and 1st dist. yuppie hot spots that let traffic and double parking pile up, take action. ticket and tow the yups, keep the streets clear, Yes you will be making some money for the city until very few people goes to those joints.

Stop being whores for these joints.

If Daley wants money start putting the suburban goofs in jail that screwup on Division St. and over by whoretown on and around Kingsbury and the neighborhood. 2200 and 2300 N. Lincoln, 2400-2600 N. Lincoln in 019, the dope infested clubs on the west end of 001 and east end of 012 and 013,
and how about parking undert the birdge under Western at Belmont. These aren't copper joints anymore.

8/22/2008 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I heard, it's NOT illegal to park a truck on a residential street, that only applies to OVERNIGHT parking......

8/22/2008 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them come, I'm legit..who cares? Has anyone noticed how many time their before untouched streets have been cleaned? I've lived on the NW side for years, and we have had our side street cleaned just about every 2 weeks for the past 2 months. AND, Streets and San was out the day after the horrible storm 2 weeks ago, cleaning up the fallen trees and doing a great job. What is going on? They were courteous, fast and neat....am I in a parallel universe?

8/22/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT IS REVERSE RACIAL PROFILING AT IT'S BEST !!! THEY ONLY TARGET WHITE NORTHSIDE AND FLURISHING YUPPY NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE DISTRICTS 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23. TICKETS ARE WRITTEN IN THESE DISTRICTS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY PAY THEM!!! LETS SEE HOW MANY TICKETS ARE WRITTEN IN THE THE OTHER DISTRICTS.

8/22/2008 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about inspectors. There has been one in 007 almost everyday and the other day there were two different inspectors there.

8/22/2008 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 016 and rarely see a car parked illegally in the neighborhood, more waste of tax dollars

8/22/2008 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Daley should take over what is left of Bensenville and have the "maids" write them all parking tickets. How about going to Elk Grove, Franklin Park, Arlington Hts. Palitine etc. after that.

8/22/2008 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

economic profiling

8/22/2008 05:51:00 AM

Brilliant.

8/22/2008 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't send them to the ghetto because they'd chase them out or set them on fire.
But isn't that biased enforcement if they only focus on targeted neighborhoods?

8/22/2008 12:27:00 AM

My wife was a Parking Enforcement Aide and they worked the West Side @ Madison & Pulaski. They did travel in groups though.....

8/22/2008 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those meter maids move like molasses, but damn, they're fast at cranking out those tickets.

I popped my car in front of an expired meter for 3-5 minutes while snagging a quick doughnut for breakfast. Well, this meter maid must have spotted me and was all over my car like flies on shit.

That was a fucking expensive doughnut.

8/22/2008 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Park in parking garages. It's tax deductable and well under half the cost of a parker.

8/22/2008 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in 016. Had to have a plumber in the other morning after all that rain. He parked his clearly-marked business' truck in front of my house while he was here on the service call, and came out to find a ticket on his window FOR PARKING A TRUCK ON THE STREET IN A RESIDENTIAL area...so believe it, they're definitely targeting our home districts.
8/22/2008 12:47:00 AM
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REally, well maybe one of these rocket scientists will come to the 008th Dist and ticket the dump truck that is parked from 6:00 in the evening to 6:00 in the morning on the 5700 block of Narragansett next to Wentworth Park!!!!!!!!!

8/22/2008 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody see something similar at Sox Park?

8/22/2008 12:09:00 PM

Of course not-- they have 33 parking spaces. Thats MORE than enough for all the season ticket holdes.

8/22/2008 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE METER MAIDS ARE EVERYWHERE--- EXCEPT 15,11,10,5,4,3,7,9,25--- AND THEY ARE MAKING UP TICKETS, people are getting bus stop tickets there were Not parked in the sign posted area, etc.... Can you get CR#'s on meter maids???????????

8/22/2008 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they ticketing in shortshank's hood?

8/23/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quid pro quo said...
So,when Im working, and I see one of those jag-offs parked illegaly, double parked, obstructing the flow... I'm going to write them too!

8/22/2008 12:56:00 AM
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I always write them. Try it, it feels good. Go around their Dept. of Revenue facilities and get their personal cars. Fuck them.

8/22/2008 09:22:00 AM


Do you know what feels better? Try writing the MEDIA! OOOHHHH, soooo good!

8/23/2008 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them come, I'm legit..who cares? Has anyone noticed how many time their before untouched streets have been cleaned? I've lived on the NW side for years, and we have had our side street cleaned just about every 2 weeks for the past 2 months. AND, Streets and San was out the day after the horrible storm 2 weeks ago, cleaning up the fallen trees and doing a great job. What is going on? They were courteous, fast and neat....am I in a parallel universe?

8/22/2008 03:30:00 PM

Why are our streets cleaned so often? They don't seem that dirty to me. It makes me wonder, are there too many streets and sans employees and they need to justify their existence?

8/23/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

observed them 63 springfield 1600 hrs 22 aug 08

8/23/2008 01:09:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

I'm a visiting cop from Texas, and a longtime SCC reader. Last evening a buddy (also a former cop) and I were having dinner downtown. We parked our rental and fed the meter and went in and ate. A little bit later, I saw a meter maid hanging paper on our windshield. I ran out to see if the meter had already expired, and the MM pointed at a nearby sign we hadn't noticed...the area changed to a 'no parking' zone at 4pm. It was exactly 4:03pm. I(respectfully) ID'd myself, and asked if she couldnt give us a break, but no, she just walked away. $60 bucks for 3 minutes. Nice.

8/23/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those meter maids move like molasses, but damn, they're fast at cranking out those tickets.

I popped my car in front of an expired meter for 3-5 minutes while snagging a quick doughnut for breakfast. Well, this meter maid must have spotted me and was all over my car like flies on shit.

That was a fucking expensive doughnut.


LO, same thing happened to me at McDonalds, turned out to be the most expensive cheesburger I've ever had.

8/23/2008 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm a visiting cop from Texas, and a longtime SCC reader. Last evening a buddy (also a former cop) and I were having dinner downtown. We parked our rental and fed the meter and went in and ate. A little bit later, I saw a meter maid hanging paper on our windshield. I ran out to see if the meter had already expired, and the MM pointed at a nearby sign we hadn't noticed...the area changed to a 'no parking' zone at 4pm. It was exactly 4:03pm. I(respectfully) ID'd myself, and asked if she couldnt give us a break, but no, she just walked away. $60 bucks for 3 minutes. Nice.

8/23/2008 09:10:00 AM"

Hopefully you can return the favor one day. When she hits your town lock her up for Prostitution, which she was probably doing anyway. Considering the quality of employee this city hires now days, Nothing surprises the rank^ file NOTHING

8/23/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why are our streets cleaned so often? They don't seem that dirty to me. It makes me wonder, are there too many streets and sans employees and they need to justify their existence?

8/23/2008 01:03:00 AM"


No, you fucking moron, it's so that there can be more tickets written.

8/24/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I hate them also, they are also ticketing other City employees while they are inthe street working. Partner and I got a call the other day for the 3500 blk of Fullerton cause a sill ass meter maid was getting into it with a Revenue Investigator. She said he id'd himslef and said he was going to be a while in this place and if the meter expired give him a call and he would come and feed it again if she wanted him to. Long story short she wrote him for meter being over by 1 min and he got pissed so she called 911 and wanted him locked up. Why cause most of the meter maids have the smarts of a ROACH, there are only a few good ones. they are about as useful as the Traffic Control Aids downtown those sill goofs. MY 2 yr old can do better than they can.

8/24/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No, you fucking moron, it's so that there can be more tickets written.

8/24/2008 12:29:00 AM"


Then why are our streets cleaned so often?

8/24/2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meter maids have been thi way for a long time..... Dont think they are getting worse, just we are paying more attention. The ticket prices can now because anverage worker about 3 days pay for a minor parking violation. A high school kid has to work at least 2 weeks to pay a single ticket. Does anyone find this wrong? Keep undeservingly paying these ghetto lottery players their payoffs for being sh@%heads, and watch the city residents pick up the tab!

8/25/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are our streets cleaned so often? They don't seem that dirty to me. It makes me wonder, are there too many streets and sans employees and they need to justify their existence?

8/23/2008 01:03:00 AM"


No, you fucking moron, it's so that there can be more tickets written.

8/24/2008 12:29:00 AM

Listen angry person. They don't clean the streets on the south side anywhere near as often as they do on the north side.

If your ticket theory is correct, do they assume that they have a better chance of catching a north sider not moving his vehicle as opposed to a south sider? And a better chance that a north sider will actually pay the ticket as opposed to a south sider?

8/26/2008 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If your ticket theory is correct, do they assume that they have a better chance of catching a north sider not moving his vehicle as opposed to a south sider? And a better chance that a north sider will actually pay the ticket as opposed to a south sider?

8/26/2008 02:06:00 AM"



Yes and yes.

8/26/2008 06:53:00 PM  

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