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.

Downtown »

$1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets Could Be Huge Cash Cow for Chicago

The debt owed for unpaid parking, red-light and speed camera tickets far exceeds that in N.Y. and L.A.

Downtown »

City Taking Steps To Collect $1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets, Officials Say

City officials said that 70 percent of the debt owed the city was acrued before Emanuel took office.

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Red-Light, Speed Cameras Not Going Away Yet

The City Council on Wednesday rejected an attempt to a call a vote on a plan to phase out the cameras.

The Loop »

Should Winter Overnight Parking Ban be Scrapped? Aldermen Want To Study It

Six aldermen, led by Bob Fioretti, called for a study on whether to scrap the automatic winter ban.

Humboldt Park »

Tow Trucks Snag 239 Cars On First Night Of Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Grouchy Chicago motorists waited in line at the City Pound to pick up their towed cars Monday.

Downtown »

Red Light Camera Challenge Fails Before State Supreme Court

Two justices, including Ald. Burke's wife, recused themselves while four others split on the matter.

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Red Light Camera Hearing by Council Committee Scheduled For Tuesday

After months of scandal and revelations on the red light camera program, aldermen will hear complaints.

Downtown »

City Watchdog Slams Management of Red-Light Camera Program

City management of the  RLC  program with  Redflex  was "fundamentally deficient,” Joseph Ferguson says.

River North »

City Yellow Lights Too Short, Judge Says Before Tossing Red-Light Tickets

Three lawyers and several other city officials defended red-light camera tickets at a Monday hearing.

Downtown »

Give Me Back My Red-Light Camera Ticket Money, Lawsuit Demands

Contract improprieties should negate tickets for hundreds of thousands of drivers, the suit says.