The Expired Meter

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TheExpiredMeter.com is the city's best place to get information about all things related to driving, parking and commuting in the city. The site is run by Mike Brockway, better known as the Parking Ticket Geek.

West Loop »

Parking Meter Company Debuts Pay-By-Phone Pilot Program in West Loop

The system aims to eliminate the need to dash from car to pay box, or display a windshield receipt.  

Downtown »

Car Pal iPhone App Helps Drivers Avoid Parking Tickets

Car Pal's programmer said it will warn users whenever street cleaning is scheduled on their block.

Lincoln Park »

Mayor Could Seek End of Free Sunday Parking in Areas Where it's Not Wanted

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce sent an email last week urging an end to free Sunday parking at meters.

West Rogers Park »

Google Glass Driving Ban Pushed by State Senator From Chicago

Ira Silverstein wants to prohibit wearing mobile computing eyewear while behind the wheel.

Downtown »

More Parking Tickets Issued in 2013 with More Officers on the Street

After years of declines, the number of tickets issued in the city went up last year to 2.5 million.

Downtown »

Ask the Parking Ticket Geek: Cited at the Snow-Covered Hydrant

The Parking Ticket Geek helps you cut through the red tape and wade through misinformation.

Lincoln Park »

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek: Why Can't I Park Near a Crosswalk?

Parking in Chicago isn't always easy. The Geek answers your most vexing questions.

Downtown »

Pothole Program Pays for Damaged Vehicles, but Process is Time-Consuming

"It can take at least 10 months," said a city spokesman.

Downtown »

Private Meter Readers Wrote Hundreds of Thousands of Tickets, Data Shows

Enforcement teams working for Chicago Parking Meters now write one-third of all parking meter tickets.

Downtown »

State Senator, IDOT Fight To Raise Speed Limits on City Expressways

Jim Oberweis is pushing to raise speed limits to 70 mph on area expressways and highways.

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