Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Funny Numbers

  • If you forgot about the city’s annual winter overnight parking ban going into effect early Monday, you may be one of more than 200 people who were towed overnight.

    Since the ban went into effect at 3 a.m., 239 cars were towed, according to Molly Poppe, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation.
239? That sounds familiar:
  • The same number of vehicles — 239 — were also towed on the first day of last year’s ban, Poppe said.
Wow. Almost like there was a quota and after the drivers got their numbers, they stopped so they didn't mess up the curve.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

239 Cars towed on a snowless night.

That's a lot less toys that some family's will be able to buy this Christmas.

It's all about the money.

12/02/2014 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is great!

Just think Rahm has lost that many votes everyday.

The money grab has enraged many and hopefully No RETRO RAhm will be out!

12/02/2014 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very similiar to contact cards. Districts exceed last years numbers by 1-2 every period. I wonder why/how that is?

12/02/2014 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is necessary so emergency vehicles can move freely, and to protect the citizens automobiles.

12/02/2014 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Isn't this Rahm Emanuel's former guy?


Former state official, now in Pakistan, faces 15 years in prison here

The mastermind of a $3.4 million kickback scheme in the Ohio treasurer’s office five years ago will spend 15 years in prison — if the Pakistani government ever returns him to the United States.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson sentenced fugitive Amer Ahmad in absentia this afternoon for cooking up the scheme and enlisting three friends to participate.

The sentence was the maximum. Watson also ordered Ahmad to pay restitution of $3.2 million.

Before that, Watson sentenced co-conspirator Joseph M. Chiavaroli to 18 months in prison. Chiavaroli ran Going Green Landscaping, the company Ahmad used to launder profits from the scheme.

Chiavaroli, 34, now a Chicago real-estate broker, had pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering.


12/02/2014 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND WHERE WERE THE 239 CARS PARKED? I am sure they weren't on the South and West sides.

It's selective enforcement like this that screams, "Stay out of Chicago" in this Holiday season.

We used to go shop on North Michigan Ave. and eat lunch at the Drake at least one Saturday in December.

Now? No way. Between the red-light cameras, the $40+ parking fees, the chance of crime, the chance of getting towed, and the 10% sales tax, other options look more appealing.

12/02/2014 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

239 cars at a minimum of $210 a pop...that's just shy of $51k....not too shabby for one night. Rahm can spend it on the children.

12/02/2014 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got Rham? Time to end his political career and this crap Only in Shitcago

12/02/2014 04:05:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Lottery numbers.

12/02/2014 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the city just happened to have 50 or so tow trucks on hand to deal with this vital law enforcement issue.....
4 more years. I can't wait the leave this city

12/02/2014 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

239 people who will never vote for a democrat again and hopefully tell their friends too.

12/02/2014 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous bright red 1958 plymouth fury (ret.) said...

"We used to go shop on North Michigan Ave. and eat lunch at the Drake at least one Saturday in December."

Used to do that too. The illegal parking, the towing, the yelling at 400 East Lower Wacker, the demotion, the banishment to 016, the medical, the memories...

12/02/2014 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all the numbers are funny the important ones don't stand out

12/02/2014 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
239 people who will never vote for a democrat again and hopefully tell their friends too.

12/02/2014 07:42:00 AM

20 years ago I had my new Toyota truck towed. I paid to get it back, police or not you paid. Plus $1,300 damage by the gorillas in the two truck. Dec 1. 50 degrees and no snow. I never voted for any democrat since. Or before come to think of it. I just enjoyed it more not voting for democrats.

12/03/2014 12:41:00 AM  

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