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Old 08-20-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Rogers Park Area
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We have received three tickets for not having a current city sticker for Chicago. Do you know what we can do to not have to pay all three tickets?
Please help!
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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Default Perhaps A Little Levity?

Would you graciously permit me a little levity? In answer to your question... get rid of your car or move out of Chicago or obtain an apointment with Mayor Daley- - Daily (How do you spell The Honorable's name, anyway?) for a personal interview.
Of course, I am only trying to be humorous but seriously, you are going to get stuck in paying those parking tickets. And the sooner the better.
If you don't, then the city of Chicago will eventually find your car and then you are stuck with a Denver Boot on your car wheel.
After that, you will end up paying all of those parking tickets plus a towing fee plus an impoundment fee plus a storage fee. And then a mandated new Chicago city sticker. That's not even counting all of Chicago's hidden taxes as extra charges.

Best Regards,

Carter Glass
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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We have received three tickets for not having a current city sticker for Chicago. Do you know what we can do to not have to pay all three tickets?
Please help!
I wish I had better news for you. But Mr. Street is right -- you're SOL. Pay up, get a city sticker and move on. Even selling your car and/or moving away isn't a practical option if you intend to keep your drivers' license; as a last recourse, the city can petition the state to revoke your drivers' license if you don't pay up. And the state will gladly do so. Alternately, the city will boot and eventually confiscate your car, and eventually auction it off to recover the cost of the tickets (while keeping the rest for themselves).
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:26 PM
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I concur. Just pay the tickets, and get that city sticker. There is a reason I don't own a car (when it was totalled, the thought of replacing it and dealing with being nickeled and dimed to death by the city was just too much).
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Northwest Side of Chicago
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Default nope

you cant beat parking tix. i got mine a month ago, just eat up the 375 trust me lol
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hmmm... Why not pay the $75 for a city sticker since each ticket for a city sticker violation is $125. My advice is to hurry and buy the sticker before you get booted!! The only way you can "get out of paying" is if both your car and the driver that it is registered to are registered outside the city of Chicago (you would have to prove this). In other words, if your car is registered to you and your drivers license has a Naperville address and your car is also registered in Naperville. If either one are in the city, it's too bad.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Well, the tickets are actually for not displaying a city sticker, so having one now is not an excuse. Challenge the tickets and show up in court with the receipt for buying the sticker, anyway. Look presentble and try to angle for a break. It may work. However, now these tickets don't go before judges (who can have pity) but hearing officers (who don't give a rat's rear) so your chances are not good. Hearing officers go right down the line, in order to preserve their jobs.

Remember, your car is boot eligible and a sticker citation means a court visit is mandatory. If your car is registered in Illinois it is required that you get an IL Driver's license, too.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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We have received three tickets for not having a current city sticker for Chicago. Do you know what we can do to not have to pay all three tickets?
Please help!
Yeah, get a current sticker, that might help
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Little Village
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We have received three tickets for not having a current city sticker for Chicago. Do you know what we can do to not have to pay all three tickets?
Please help!
Yup, you are SOL indeed. Those misty old days when a connected fellow could get his parking tickets fixed are over my friend. Not even the highest echelon can free one from the cold embrace of the Department of Revenue these days. I doubt even a call from Daley himself would help you. Advice -- Don't get Chicago parking tickets. They are expensive and can't be beat.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Pay it. Don't waste your time fighting it.

I got a ticket years ago for parking in front of an expired meter. They'd installed the meter AFTER I'd parked there....and then ticketed me. :-)

Chicago needs the money to pay for all the politicians mistresses, cousins, nephews etc. ghost jobs...and they're getting too much heat on property taxes so they're squeezing hard everywhere else.
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