Streets and San Towing
We have no way of determining if this is true or false, but it wouldn't surprise us in the least:
- O/T, but I guess King Dick has put his foot to the throat of streets and sans. My car was towed from a "school zone, no parking on school days" from a school that doesn't exist, it closed three years ago. I parked there everyday for two years, they just haven't taken the signs down yet. Today they towed my car all while yelling and insulting my wife for her inability to read. Well today is not a school day due to winter break, so I guess he can't read too well either.
Now as angry as I was I could understand it, the signs are still there. I waited in line to get my car and heard some other bad stories, much worse than mine. The first was a family visiting from another state. They parked on the opposite side of the street of temporary no parking signs. while they were gone they switched the signs to the other side of the street and towed all the cars. I felt bad for them. The second was just awful. There was an elevator stuck with 10 people in it in the loop. the emergency elevator service showed up with lights and signs on the truck. in the 10 minutes he took to save these people they hooked up his truck and he watched them tow it away.
I am truly embarrassed to work for this city today, and in saying that to the streets and sans desk lady she replied "suck it up, at least they city hasn't laid you off yet." I could only think to myself that my department is actually important, pretty sure the city would still survive if they stopped illegally towing cars...
Leaving there was a line a block long of tow trucks bringing cars in. Today must be a big day for them. I requested a hearing and I'm sure it won't mean a thing.
We'd make sure to park legally all the time in the coming months. And if you can't find legal parking, well golly, there's a whole bunch of suburbs with large parking lots and malls that let you park for free to do all of your necessary shopping. And the sales tax is less there, too, and even lower if you leave Cook County.
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