Monday, December 02, 2019


Not the three-hundred from last year:
  • Nearly 250 vehicles were towed off city streets Sunday morning when the yearly winter parking ban took effect at 3 a.m., according to the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.

    The overnight ban prohibits parking on 107 miles worth of main roadways between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. until April 1, regardless of snow.

    Violators can face a $150 towing fee, $60 ticket and $20-per-day storage fee, the department said. Towed vehicles are taken to pounds at 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Now let's see the the Chief of Patrol's office sends out the same notice as last year that police WILL NOT be enforcing Snow Tows.



Anonymous Merit Boss said...

Better write those snow tows or you'll get dumped off 1st watch !!

12/02/2019 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It all depends how badly Groot needs money, but if most of those tows happened in the community, rest assuredly the fines will be dropped and the bad police won’t enforce the Parking Ban.

12/02/2019 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midget mayor will waive fines and tow charges

12/02/2019 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Play that number in the lottery today.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/02/2019 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody have a print out of “from where” these vehicles were towed from?
Would be interesting to see who is impacted most by the towing?

12/02/2019 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought the city was getting rid of all parking tickets/late fines so that ‘people’ can get out of debt and ‘start a life.’ That fine-dropping only applies to ‘community people’ too I’ll erase to ride street signs (or purchase car stickers, insurance, driver’s licenses...)

12/02/2019 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanctuary Snow

12/02/2019 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of yesterday at 0300 LA had no ban on human feces

12/02/2019 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard magnum p.i was walking around fort fellatio asking what a snow tow was. Welcome to bartertown and guess who is perched on top of master blaster, none other than the groot. Jump right into the frying pan with a big scoop of duck fat.

12/02/2019 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a warning to get your vehicle winter ready.
Jumper cables, extra blankets, Mickey Mouse snow boots.
And don't forget the non-perishable snacks. Protein bars,
pretzels, nuts, chips. And water. A solid frozen mess you
say? Not if you know what you're doing. Add a little Brandy,
Grand Marnier, or Cognac and you're good to go.

12/02/2019 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this question from a reader:
Q. With the proliferation of screens in high-end SUV's,
would it be legal to modify the Strobe feature and change
the color from white to blue?
A. Dear reader,
Blue lights are illegal on civilian vehicles. We wouldn't
recommend them even if they were. Every year Highway
Patrol has nasty rear-end accidents even with full flashing
light bars and accident avoidance accessories.

12/02/2019 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ten states prohibit metal-studded snow tires. Interestingly
enough, 6 of them are where the snow don't go: Alabama,
Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Now if
this all makes sense so far, "studs" ARE illegal in Illinois.
New arrivals often ask how do you drive on ice. The answer
is you don't.

12/02/2019 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get stranded. Take a Uber. Or use that electric scooter.

12/02/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But none from Englewood.
The ghetto is exempt from paying water fees and parking tickets.
Thus, better not try to tow their cars.
So commands thy mayor!

12/02/2019 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie, just because it's winter you don't have to
stay inside. The Palos Trail System offers nine different
trails with nearly 25 miles of mountain biking.

12/02/2019 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, just like for marathons, you have to train and get
acclimated. 3 months before the Chicago Polar Plunge
on Sunday, March 1, 2020. It's for a good cause:
Chicago Special Olympics.

12/02/2019 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger News Scoop said...

What they don't tell you is 230 of the vehicles were stolen cars. Chicago Values!

12/02/2019 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many tow trucks were out there to accomplish that task? How much was spent to clear those snow routes?

12/02/2019 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another "snow job" by the politicians who privatized the city's tow trucks........
Only go to where people can afford to pay these exorbitant fees and hostage costs.
Everybody else is Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!

12/02/2019 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Winter Memo
Males will notice increased hair growth during Chicago
winters. This is normal and should not be a cause for alarm.

12/02/2019 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Charlie Cold, just man up and go to a Ski Shop.
Guys fought wars in worse conditions.

12/02/2019 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

them Chicago parking laws racist, The clown mayor groot will give members of the community ,reverends a pass

12/02/2019 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the cries of racism come

12/02/2019 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problems with the winter parking ban

12/02/2019 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago towing operations are managed by United Road Towing, a private contractor. In 2016, Chicago gave them a contract to handle that work, at the estimated cost of $60 million over five years. URT has held towing contracts with Chicago for the last 30 years (under the name Environmental Auto Removal until 2006), despite the fact that it’s dodged many scandals. In the ’90s, the company was found to have bilked the city for $1 million. It’s been probed by the FBI in an interstate auto-theft ring. It once declared bankruptcy to avoid paying a $5 million settlement after the company was found to be illegally towing cars in another state. In 2004, the Chicago Sun-Times investigated the company, finding that it and the city sold off more than 70,000 cars in one year.

Despite the bad rap, URT was tapped in 2010 to once again be the city’s towing contractor — even though it was not the cheapest bidder.

According to a 2010 request for proposal and bids made at the time, San Francisco-based Tegsco (aka AutoReturn) was willing to charge the city less per towed car than URT.

The city had never publicly released these bids before WBEZ spent months requesting them. A heavily-redacted, 77-page URT bid and a barely-redacted 647-page bid from Tegsco show key differences. Tegsco proposed charging the city $102 per towed car. URT redacted its fee proposal, but in 2010 it was eventually awarded a contract that charged $104.55 per tow.

more >.

12/02/2019 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elliott Ramos
Dec 1, 2018
2) Two years ago, we dug into the questionable logistics of a blanket towing policy, that has hurt many financially. That investigation found that you were more likely to get towed on days it doesn't snow.

more >>

12/02/2019 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write and tow. Write and tow. Groot's tough rules on snow parking violations. Let her eat excrement on this and all her other blunders. Let her forgive all the fines just like forgiving water bills, etc. The citizens will pay and make up for the lost city time and expenses for her forgiveness of fines. She plays the part of a fool nicely. Give the Court Jester plenty of room to dance, joke around and entertain us. Let her play the part as the 5th floor idiot.

12/02/2019 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll say wicker park stretch of Milwaukee ave a good share. the bars close after 3am and
when the bars let out, no more car. used to work in 14, the tow trucks would be flying out of there like indy 500.

12/02/2019 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:03A From Where?
Surprised Revs have not done a FOIA on this.
Of course, if they don't see a beneficial pattern, crickets,
crickets, crickets

12/02/2019 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Master Blaster said...

Who run Barter Town?

12/02/2019 11:07:00 PM  

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