Thursday, December 01, 2016

Winter Parking (UPDATE)

Despite the 50 degree weather....

Despite the lack of snow.....

Despite the lack of anything resembling winter, Winter Parking Regulations are in effect tonight!

That means that it's time to set the over/under for vehicles towed tonight. In years past, it's been right around 100 to 120 cars, depending on how much money Chicago needs.

We'll guess at 111 cars.

UPDATE: Unconfirmed report on WBBM NewsRadio 780 - 170 cars towed overnight. The tow companies get $48 per car towed, so you know they had a bit of an incentive to clear the streets.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

111....that's what I was gonna pick!!!

12/01/2016 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Captain Taco said...


12/01/2016 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll put 500 toothpicks on 236 tows tonight.

Let me know if I won.

12/01/2016 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok this is well published and has been going on for how long already every year. So if you are too stupid to read the giant sigh on the pole next to your car maybe you shouldn't be driving anyway.

12/01/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It shows the city has a functioning command structure that knows how to suck in $$$

12/01/2016 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Taypayer said...

TOW THOSE CARS! Make that Money.

That's what Chicago is all about.

I wonder what neighborhoods will be targeted??

12/01/2016 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will any of the proceeds make it to the pension fund?

12/01/2016 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/01/2016 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City needs money. As the SS spokesperson said on the news last night, "Its' for the greater good". Just remember that people next time your vehicle is towed and the next time you vote these political misfits running the city.

12/01/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the night that all those fat envelopes from Lincoln Towing to the Alderthieves led up to...

3:00:01 and BOOOM! Trucks are hookin' up!

12/01/2016 02:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see this City is concerned about something. Your right, its December 1st. "Tis the season." Do I hear 800? What's the over and under? I'm betting we can make it with 1 month to go. Come Eddie (I mean "dick"), whatta ya say?

12/01/2016 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1 Bob!

12/01/2016 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going with 60

12/01/2016 06:01:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Those tow drivers are meany men.

Now, keep me you fool!!!!

12/01/2016 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always been a scam
I used to take Ashland from 4400 North to the Ike every day and nobody was towed after it snowed. Some vehicles would sit for days, unmoved, covered in snow, plowed in. But hey,the city and the media were out in force on 12/1 to tow. More BS from this corrupt city

12/01/2016 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear I was just taught in some Procedural Justice course, that giving people a pass, under understandable conditions, was preferred.

12/01/2016 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take the number 138. Let us know who won?

12/01/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fity toothpicks on 137.........

12/01/2016 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does E&R still have that fat city contract? How much goes back to the alderthieves and mayor via manila envelopes?

On an important note another brother in blue murdered last night sending prayers to the family GODSPEED brother:

We have been fortunate in chiraq, but please watch your six, and watch out for your partner and other officers. Stop listening to that really pathetic gold star club who professes we have your back as they have the sharp knife behind their back and will as quickly twist it in your back. The thugland areas don't want to be policed if your stupid enough to be running and gunning you get what you deserve. the way things are going with coppers getting jammed up for listening to the insanity the cowrad bosses spew the FOP hall will have to close for business related to police and open as a fund raiser only hall for jammed up coppers!

Think of the crazy insane written use of force bullshit, they are telling you yelling at you to "do nothing" right their in that order, so why defy the stupid that run cpd? You get paid either way,and if you chose to "be the real police" then you violate this order and discipline will be metered out,and as a bonus you lose your job, go to jail, lose everything why bother? You get a car,fuel,lunch,breaks, etc drive around perfect your smile and wave answer calls in a "timely matter" which means safely no hurry, write paper as your sipping your fresh cup of coffee relax repeat give them what they want. We myself included complain about that old coot granny but maybe this is a gift keeping us from working and getting into ghetto nonsense!

12/01/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if anyone remembers 1967. It was warm and there were tornado watches, then bam! Snow. It was considered the worst snow storm in the history of the US, not because of the amount of snow, but because it literally shut down the city. Dog sled was the only way to get around. Then being the city that doesn't work, and not having learned our lesson, we got caught again in 1979. I know we do a better job of weather forecasting now, but you just never know. Even Tommy Skilling has been known to be wrong once in a while. And, it seems no one pays much attention to that 2inch snow ban once the snow has stopped, which is when they are trying to plow the streets. Having lived though 1969 and 1979, i don't have a problem with the winter snow parking band. It is not like it is something new the city springs on people every year. the city has been doing it for over 30 years,

12/01/2016 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

175 towed acording to the Scum Times.

12/01/2016 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold your horses, don't tally the figures until Cholly Williams' misaligned DS&S can actually account for all of the tows and the locations vehicles were taken. Revenues collected will not even cover the overtime and increased manpower that was required to show how successful and effective Cholly's Program was. Next Nov. 30 smart folks should dump their abandoned cars along snow routes.
But before claiming a snow tow bonanza, expect Jill Stein to demand a recount after the first actual snowfall, she's raising funds now.

What would be most apropos is where the first Snow Tow related shooting/shot fired will occur, if it had not already happened.

12/01/2016 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is 175...175.

12/01/2016 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Retired Indiana Copper said...

ST reporting 175 last night ....... Money for All (Who Actually Count - Other Than Those in Blue)

12/01/2016 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kellogg financing Black Lies Matter

12/01/2016 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to put a abandoned car on a snow route with a long cable between the axle and the street light,Alla American Graffitti.

12/01/2016 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay fetal. Kim Foxxx is your State Attorney

12/01/2016 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy I left that shit show of a once great city.

12/01/2016 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city were truly interested in helping traffic flow in bade weather, they would get rid if those expensive, stupid flower boxes that Daley built on the median strips of main streets.

12/01/2016 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tow more cars. another way to screw the taxpayers. tow vehicles even when there is no chance of snow. Its a great way for the city to get more money.

12/02/2016 05:49:00 PM  

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