Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pick on the Taxpayers

Letters, we get letters!
  • Hey SCC,

    Anyone remember Revenue targeting St. Juliana's during Mass on Sunday a while back.

    Not sure if this is totally by coincidence or what but with the City Council poised to vote on an Ordinance Amendment this week, it seems like someone from Revenue gave the order to target the 41st Ward before they can no longer write a certain parking ticket.

    The City Council is scheduled to Vote on an Ordinance change amending the Permits that owners of Pickup Trucks can get from the Alderman's Office allowing them to park 24 hours-a-day on Residential streets. The current Permit is restricted to Trucks/Large SUVs weighing up to 4,500lbs. The proposed Ordinance should lift that restriction to 8,000lbs.

    I know a lot of us have trucks for recreational, sporting, business purposes and the necessary 4WD to get to work in the winter. Throughout the 28 years I've lived in the 41st Ward I have rarely seen or heard of this ticket being written without a complainant. With this said, Revenue was out this morning Targeting Pickup Trucks on the West end of the 41st Ward writing tickets citing MCC 9-64-170A (Essentially, parking for expeditious loading/unloading only). Might be wise to spread the word to get your trucks off the side streets till this gets resolved. Trucks with RV plates and and a Cab Top on the bed, Looks like you might be safe.

    Oh and watch out for the infamous "It was a Guy on a Bicycle"!
So watch out northsiders. And southsiders, don't be surprised when they hit you next week for the same thing.

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71 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be certain to treat meter maids just as they treat us when encountered!

7/25/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the assholes have been doing this to me for years by milwaukee and devon.i have to put my old pickup in the garage and the new car stays on the street.nice city.

7/25/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder what would happen if you wrote parking tickets around Operation PUSH HQ's?

Would they get paid?

7/25/2012 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family spent over 500 bucks in the southwest suburbs last weekend. Thanks for another reason Rahm.

7/25/2012 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've been really hammering the businesses on NW HWY and surrounding blocks. No mercy at all. Ran into Tony's for some sausage, took less than 3 minutes, they got me. Heard they're killing the valet guys when the cars start stacking up at the restaurants.

I guess since we're the only ones who actually pay these things, they need to hammer our neighborhoods. And thanks for the tax increase too...really makes the neighborhood a real charmer.

7/25/2012 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does this guy work that he needs 4wd to get there? Deep in a forest preserve? The bottom of a quarry?

7/25/2012 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I had seen this yesterday. Got a metermaid ticket. Kicker was whoever put the ticket on my truck stuck it right on top of my St. Judes and FOP stickers. 41st ward resident.

7/25/2012 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northsiders don't park pickup trucks on residential streets,or anywhere else, so we aren't worried.

7/25/2012 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck calling O'connor's office. She is a complete sellout rubber stamp for rahm. Her staff never has a clue of what's going on in the area.

7/25/2012 03:10:00 AM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

The nice 020th district midnight crew were very consistant about hitting my truck with tickets, in spite of it being on a commercial stretch of street. Yes, the police memorial plates, fop sticker and other obvious markings were easily seen. Truck on a residental....and the city stickers are the highest priced of all vehicles too.

7/25/2012 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just a citizen.
the guy on the bike is alive and well along with the revenue van that prowles the area.
after living in the sw burbs for the last 15 years i had to move back into this disgusting city and with any luck will be out asap.
my p/u has a cap and is used to pull a rv. after my second ticket i inquired and was given the usual i'm sol response. welcome to the city.
i will contact arena about a permit but paying 200 bucks for a sticker and can't park on the street? i can only imagine what a permit will cost.
time to rename this fn town the twilight zone.

7/25/2012 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about all the fireman who put those special plates on their trucks to get around the buisness plate.

7/25/2012 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already done in the 11th ward.

7/25/2012 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These jagoffs are targeting coppers/firefighters. I also got one on my pickup truck with a cap, police memorial plates and fop stickers. What goes around comes around. Next time one of these meter maids is calling for help, Ill be sure to show the same courtesy. Bicycles have to follow all the rules of the roads too.

7/25/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start writing the bike guys for riding on the sidewalk, not stopping at stop signs, or signaling turns. They are not emergency vehicles and therefore are not exempt from following the law.

7/25/2012 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time someone beefs on me writing a parker, I will tell them that O'connor's office wanted it written.

7/25/2012 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trucks with RV tags and a cap get ticketed too. Also even though I got the sticker and requested a hearing, I got 3 tickets in the course of a week, the same hearing assignment for the 1st 2 and another for the third. The pudgy male Admin. judge at 95th/Jeff on Monday was decent and threw them out, the fat female judge on Tuesday was a bitch and let the fine stand.

7/25/2012 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to one of those ticket guys. He says they can write any pickup truck on the street regaurdless of plate type.

7/25/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Alderman O'Connors staff was Candidate Gonzalez's campaign manager. So what do you me they don't have a clue...?

Follow the money, it gives you clues to the connections for profit at our loss?

7/25/2012 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad to say but there is a 3rd watch female PO from 016 that is just as bad as the metermaids. I approached her about writing a ticket and politely made it clear I am a peer and she really had to think about non suiting it. Finally, did after lecturing me. Talk about eating crow.

7/25/2012 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got hit with this last year - if you go to your alderman with your registration they will give you a sticker that allows you to park over night. This is so stupid, I just got a new sticker for this year and it still took 10 mins of talking to get it. It's almost like they don't want to give them out.

7/25/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Connor is the one who is sponsoring the Ordinance to change this ridiculous law.

7/25/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm changed the status of certain vehicles from suv's to truck 1 category. City sticker price goes up in addition you have to purchase a parking permit for truck parking on residential streets!!!

Bet most people don't know about these changes

7/25/2012 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: Council vote is Today (Wednesday). Permits to be honored following passage probably a few days later.

7/25/2012 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea some bozo in 016 writes a truck with PV plates....duh...u can only write B plate if parked on residential.wtf

7/25/2012 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they hate us so much, let us move out!

7/25/2012 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DemocRAT O'Connor is a sell out. Taxation without representation. O'Connor represents Ram in the 41st ward!

7/25/2012 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just park your vehicles on your lawn they can't cite you it's private property.. stay safe.

7/25/2012 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't park on city street ,why buy the city sticker then. So just because I like big trucks, I can't have one or I can't park one by my house but they want me to buy the city sticker which should allow me to use the city street. Really, its something to bring up.

7/25/2012 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own a pickup and went into Mary O'Conner's office asking about this. I was told i needed to park on devon or harlem to avoid being ticketed. this sounds nice in the winter. good thing i paid $200 for a sticker that does not allow me to park in front of my home. However if you belong to a store front church in a less desirable area of the city, on a Sunday you can double park as well as park on the sidewalk... its just your god given right not to have to find a legal spot to park, and don't worry if you get a ticket the rev will make sure the commanda hears about you targeting his congregation.

7/25/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck O'Connor. What a stooge.

7/25/2012 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where does this guy work that he needs 4wd to get there? Deep in a forest preserve? The bottom of a quarry?

7/25/2012 01:53:00 AM
No, to work in the winter. Where do you live? Can you read? Do you know what snow is?

7/25/2012 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its for the children!

7/25/2012 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck calling O'connor's office. She is a complete sellout rubber stamp for rahm. Her staff never has a clue of what's going on in the area

Ya at least when the old drunk was in we had regular garbage pickup

7/25/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go to Lagrange whenever I can! Free parking, no bullshit, scumbags not around just a great time! They also built a huge FREE parking garage right downtown! Instead of the bullshit here pay for parking $30.00+ you can go here and what it costs to park you can have a meal!

7/25/2012 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some A-hole copper in 016 on midnights wrote my neighbors brand new 2012 Ford F-150 pick-up twice. This is a passenger pick-up non-commercial and looks great! It's no different from any other car parked on the street, but some a-hole thought it would be a great idea to write a good citizen for some total BS.

7/25/2012 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a nut shell:

9-64-170 A: Pickup Trucks and Vans Under 4500 pounds in All Ward excluding 38 and 39 and 10 must have a Pickup Truck/Van Residential Parking Permit (available FOR FREE at the Aldermans Office). Penalty for no Permit is a 25.00 daily fine for vehicles under 4500 pounds.
Pickups and Vehicles with a B Truck Plate fall under this ordinance.

For Vehicles Over 4500 pounds that are a Pickup Truck or a Van, they are not legally allowed to display the Truck/Van Parking Permit, the Ward isn't Allowed to issue it. The vehicle can be ticketed for 9-64-170D @ 125.00 per day.

Guys...Read the darn ordinance book and check out the City Clerks website for Pickup Truck Parking. It is spelled out there in plain English. For that matter, Cops are supposed to be issuing this ticket if they have a Slow Beat to show activity and keep your Sgt or Lt or XO off your back.


With all the driveways in the 41st ward, there is no reason for anyone to be parking their Pickup on a Residential Street at all.

Regards
1632

7/25/2012 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dept of Revenue people have been out in force in the 41st Ward today hammering pickup trucks with parking tickets. And it's not just up by Juliana's on Touhy Av. They ticketed all over by Foster/Harlem as well as Oriole Park. Three of my neighbors got tickets, all written by DOR people.

7/25/2012 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They go where the Money Is , after all, they're the Department of Revenue !!

All hail storefront psuedo churches, you always get a pass on following "da law".

7/25/2012 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyone remember Revenue targeting St. Juliana's during Mass on Sunday a while back...

"Not sure if this is totally by coincidence..."

>pfft<

DOR searching out police and fire to write them tickets. There, there, right in front of you. There's the thing waddling around with the computer, there's the ticket she left. Again and again and again. Driving around 016 at 4 AM all the time.

City is eating itself alive.

7/25/2012 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where does this guy work that he needs 4wd to get there? Deep in a forest preserve? The bottom of a quarry?"

--7/25/2012 01:53:00 AM


Remember Jody's First Snow?

He was never the same afterwards.

7/25/2012 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

Let me first preface this by saying I love the blog and I read it every day, SCC.
I learn things every time I read SCC blog, and I have much respect and admiration for the shit the Police put up with Daily in this Shitty City.


As such, I hope you choose to post this.

I'm the 'Guy on the Bike"
I Am the Revenue PEA that was
Assigned to work the 41st Ward this week. A Key Word there...Assigned. Didn't volunteer. Ordered.

9-640170A is quite clear on the type of vehicles that require the Truck/Van Permit in that ward. Pickups, Vans and any vehicle with a B truck Plate. 25.00 ticket because you didn't take the time to go get the Free Permit for your vehicle.

Now...If you have a Pickup or Van over 4500, per 9-64-170D; you can't park on a Residential Street At all, unless you are Actively Loading or Unloading. Past that, Meter or Private Property only. And in the 41st Ward you only find meters on Higgins in a small area near Harlem.

For the letter writer with the comment of "28 years and rarely seen or heard of this without a complaint";
we don't show up on a "complaint call" we just show up randomly.

Personally, the original Ordinance should have allowed all pickup trucks/vans with the permit unless they were required to have the D Truck plate.

And once again, Revenue Doesn't work Sundays or Saturdays so St Juliana's was the work of the Ser Co contractors.

7/25/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you north side Irish city workers voted in this worthless bitch, so enjoy your tickets and if you are the police don't put any fop stickers on your cars it doesn't help and all you firemen with your firemen stickers plastered all over your trucks and cars. You make us all look like jag offs . The burgers target fop vehicle and residences attempting to get guns. So take that shit off your cars. Treat revenue like they treat us write some tickets where they work there is dept of revenue at 2751 n. Ashland ave.

7/25/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sticker is free. Just go to your Alderman's office and get it.

And just an FYI...We do use common sense. If it's a pick up, regardless of plates...TICKET

City Sticker "A" Class...TICKET

Moral of the story...Don't Be Lazy.

Bike Man.

7/25/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be certain to treat meter maids just as they treat us when encountered!

7/25/2012 12:26:00 AM

Moronic statement. When was the last time you ever encountered one of them ticketing your vehicle? They appear and vanish like a fucking Ninja.

7/25/2012 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need some help. I have a Chevy Avalanche with passenger plates (no B truck plates) issued to my vehicle by the state of Illinois. City makes me by a large suv city sticker, which I did. Department of revenue agent gave me a parking ticket for truck parked on a residential street. I thought it was up to state to tell me what plates I need on my vehicle and not the city. Should I fight this ticket

7/25/2012 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

170A?

Get to the Ward Office and get the Truck Permit and stop crying...


Only good thing O'Connor did so far is get 41st Ward added to the list of Wards that Give and Honor the truck Permit.

7/25/2012 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since Mary Occonor and John Mulroe took over the NW side is going to he'll.Neither one has any use for the Police,Mulroe introduced a bill to limit the cola for retired Police and Fire.Conner had a sign in her window that if you need help to get LINK her office will help.It came down after a outcry from residents.They are both political liberals in what was the only Republican ward,they are the enemy and must defeated.We need Doherty back to kick some democrat ass.

7/25/2012 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Good luck calling O'connor's office. She is a complete sellout rubber stamp for rahm. Her staff never has a clue of what's going on in the area."

She fits into the city council perfectly then!

7/26/2012 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "bike guys" went to the ward office and tried to get the sticker...was told my vehicle was over 4500 lbs and didn't qualify...better not be riding that bike on the sidewalk cause ill long form you if you wanna play by the rules

7/26/2012 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cops are supposed to be issuing this ticket if they have a Slow Beat..."

Hi 1632;

Slow beat, eh? Have you looked at the burglaries that are occurring on your "slow" beat?

There are other tickets that you can issue that won't have the same impact. God knows the city's got ordinances against virtually everything.

Be safe.

7/26/2012 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have a Chevy Avalanche with passenger plates (no B truck plates) issued to my vehicle by the state of Illinois."

Unless the law has changed, vehicles with a truck chassis should have second-division vehicle plates (B Truck).

The truck chassis can be determined by VIN, but the people at SOS are apparently unaware/ignorant/uncaring of this fact.

You see A LOT of pick-up trucks incorrectly licensed as "2 doors."

Apparently it's the owner's responsibility to do SOS' job now, too.

Welcome to Illinois.

7/26/2012 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they're picking on the taxpayer and city workers in particular!

You're the only ones who'll pay the thing because it can affect your job if you don't.

Because adverse job action is possible, make sure to buy your plates and city stickers WHILE WORKING.

Make sure that you also straighten these problems out (see the aldergoof, etc.) WHILE WORKING.

7/26/2012 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "bike guys" went to the ward office and tried to get the sticker...was told my vehicle was over 4500 lbs and didn't qualify...better not be riding that bike on the sidewalk cause ill long form you if you wanna play by the rules

7/26/2012 01:25:00 AM


Hate to tell you...City re-classified revenue writers as Public Safety Officers. And they can't be harassed while doing their job, or the officer gets hit with Rule violations and flop won't do shit.

7/26/2012 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As DEVO said: "Are We Not Men?" (!) What a bunch of cry-babies, so you got a parking ticket - BFD - as my great grand-pappy once said: "Don't do the crime if you can't pay the fine."
Woman On Bike

7/26/2012 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous 7/25/2012 10;00pm
Learn how to READ Mulroe introduced a bill that does NOT limit the COLA for retired Police & Fire

7/26/2012 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

My family spent over 500 bucks in the southwest suburbs last weekend. Thanks for another reason Rahm.

**********************************
Not to mention those that went to IN to buy cigarettes.. gas..because of lower taxes and food which has NO tax.. Politicians are the DUMBEST bunch of people in the world..

7/26/2012 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the necessary 4wd" remark was more of a sarcastic remark for those of us who love driving big bad ass gas guzzling vehicles to work. Guess it wasn't clear.

7/26/2012 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 20 years of people complaining and the previous alderman doing nothing about it. O'Connor sponsored and passed an ordinance today that increased the weight limit from 4500 to 8000 lbs for pick up trucks. If your truck is under 8000 lbs. go to O'Connors office with your truck and pick up a parking permit to avoid getting ticketed. Good job O'Connor

7/26/2012 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. All this going on while the illegals are free to drive and street-store groaning, dangerous, overloaded crap trucks with cardboard plates, 1967 city sticker, wadded-up newspaper for a gas cap, and one headlight dangling from a wire.

"Do Not Follow -- Stay Back 200 Feet." That piece of frayed rope holding the 500-pound old water tank could let go any second and you'll get the whole load in your lap.

Ticket? S__t, these people could be deported.

"Sanctuary City." "Welcome City."

We get the message.

7/26/2012 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"City re-classified revenue writers as Public Safety Officers."

--7/26/2012 05:17:00 AM

Cool. Now they can call each other for backup.

7/26/2012 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"City re-classified revenue writers as Public Safety Officers."

--7/26/2012 05:17:00 AM

Cool. Now they can call each other for backup.

7/26/2012 03:17:00 PM


Don't be a stroke. You know darn well why the City did that...It's to give their bosses more control over their 1st Amendment rights just like the morons in the CPD.


And it is a smart move in one respect.

It is no longer Just Assaulting a City Worker Felony Charge. It's Assaulting an Officer Charges.

7/26/2012 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"City re-classified revenue writers as Public Safety Officers."

--7/26/2012 05:17:00 AM

Forgive that young man, he knows not what he says.

Parking Enforcement Aides are part of the Public Safety Unit 2 CBA. They have been part of that unit way before 2000. If they were officer's their title would reflect that. But it doesn't. Just like Aviation Security Officer's like to think they are Aviation Police...Their title and pay does not reflect that. The City has no plans to change either groups job titles or classification.

Everybody needs to respect each other.

Retired Rev.

7/26/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"City re-classified revenue writers as Public Safety Officers."

--7/26/2012 05:17:00 AM

Better train them up on CPR, the laws, and Verbal Judo. Won't they be obliged to protect citizens in an on-view or something?

What a can of worms.

7/26/2012 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the necessary 4wd" remark was more of a sarcastic remark for those of us who love driving big bad ass gas guzzling vehicles to work. Guess it wasn't clear."

--7/26/2012 02:12:00 PM

Good thing to have, with our winters. Help your neighbors off the curb, maybe plow a little...valuable tool.

7/26/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was hit by Oriole Pk. I will eventually pay the ticket (125.00). I will register my pickup in Wis at my other place. Illinois loses yearly revenue on the plate and the Chicago loses revenue on yearly city sticker.

I don't have a drive way.

More reasons to leave the city and state.

7/26/2012 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Alderman O'Connor. She is a monumental improvement over that Doherty. Her office staff are available and friendly. We should keep her forever !

7/26/2012 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The absolute only thing you can do for each other anymore is NOT write tickets to brothers and sisters in blue and red.

7/26/2012 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey asshole backing up Oconnor and Mulroe,the same jagoffs who voted to take money out of our pockets.For instance Oconnor voted for all the tax increases,including the water raise and more.By the time she gets done with us you will need to go to her office for your LINK.Mulroe was real good to us,voted for the 66% tax increase,the dream act for undocumented residents and much more.Fuck these liberal democrats.

7/27/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/26/2012 07:25:00 PM

Better change your ID and DL address then. Because CPD, Clerk And Revenue have access to that Database to check Owners residency from the VIN.

And you will be at risk in the City if you ever park it in a City Employee lot of course. I got 25 out of state vehicles parked in employee parking at several CFS and CPD lots the week of the 16th. And when they all started protesting based upon vehicle registration...I simply pointed out the vehicles are owned by Chicago Residents and City Employees...you don't get exemption based off of registration Per the City Clerks Orders.

Clerk Investigator

7/27/2012 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State Senator John Mulroe from Edison Park in Chicago has chosen to support FOP’s bill allowing the Chicago Police Pension Board to continue to pay the retirees’ healthcare insur-ance subsidy. This is SB 450 amendment #1. The current legislation allowing the pension board to pay the subsidy has a sunset provision and will expire on June 30, 2013. It is the Lodge’s position (and Mr. Krislov’s) that benefits can neither be diminished nor impaired, in-cluding the healthcare benefit. The Lodge will continue to update our members regarding this

6/03/2013 03:07:00 PM  

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