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(MSN)   Your car wasn't stolen, you live in Chicago. Remember that song The Lincoln Park Pirates? It's kinda like that   (msn.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 3:54:44 AM  
6 votes:
Any driver that has lived in Chicago for at least a year knows about this rule...
/plus it's not that complicated
//suckers
 
2021-12-02 3:42:26 AM  
5 votes:
Everyone in Chicago knows this. I bet most of the towed cars were junkers or out of towners.
/love the dipshiat comments in the article.
 
2021-12-01 10:40:39 PM  
3 votes:
"Remember that song..."

I think that's just you and me Subby, but as long as we're mentioning Stevie Goodman, may as well give some props to Mike Smith too:
Wonderful World of Sex (Live)
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2021-12-02 10:14:13 AM  
3 votes:

Bonzo_1116: Is there enough other street parking available to hold all the cars in Chicago when they activate these rules?  It seems like some folks could get screwed just on the raw numbers


Yes, but it's harder for some, esp. if they live on those streets. Most of them are commercial heavy, but some, like Kedzie, have a lot of housing.

These roads - there aren't that many of them - are designated this way so Streets and San can do full power plowing without worrying about destroying parked vehicles. They connect key service areas for Streets and San - truck bays and salt storage - so they anchor the entire snow removal effort. Basically, they're kept clear to allow the plows to reach the rest of the city. A big issue is that they really don't have anywhere good near North Lake Shore Drive, and hint if you're new to the city, stay away from Lake Shore Drive if there's a major snow threat.

Context for the map below. The "streets" you see in grey are the "majors" - generally, every half mile is a "major" street, there are a lot of streets in-between these - typically one every eighth mile for east-west streets and one every sixteenth mile for north south. The red streets are the only ones that have this no parking overnight in the winter rule.

So, you're not looking at all of the streets, or even all of the major streets. Indeed, when you realize that there were 200 cars, and then look at how many cars there are in the city, you realize what a non-issue this is. Funny nobody is reporting how many cars were towed the day before.....

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2021-12-02 3:29:07 AM  
2 votes:
Steve Goodman in the main!

I'm so happy I could buy a Vegimatic!  A Pocket Fishermen, too!
 
2021-12-02 4:44:45 AM  
2 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Everyone in Chicago knows this. I bet most of the towed cars were junkers or out of towners.
/love the dipshiat comments in the article.


At least one of them definitely does not live in Chicago, but Fox news told him everything he needs to know about the city.
 
2021-12-02 7:13:56 AM  
2 votes:
I've gotta laugh at these comments. I'm willing to bet all of the folks saying everyone knew also exclusively ride a bicycle and rarely follows traffic signals.

/I've been. It's ok. Pizza is good. Lots of firecrackers being set off at night though.
 
2021-12-02 8:33:34 AM  
2 votes:
my CSB

I used to live next to Steve Goodman's mother, Minette. We were drinking buddies. She had bright yellow shag carpet (somehow completely spotless after all those years) and a very furry white cat named Nick. She's been gone about 10 years but I still remember her and the cheap white wine fondly.

/end CSB
 
2021-12-02 10:00:18 AM  
2 votes:
Is there enough other street parking available to hold all the cars in Chicago when they activate these rules?  It seems like some folks could get screwed just on the raw numbers
 
2021-12-02 10:13:06 AM  
2 votes:
Well, when it snows here, I just park where I always do, in the driveway, in the barn or anywhere else I want on the farm.  Plow never bothers any of it.  Of course I live in Hicksville where land is worth less, not in an urban hellhole where humanity is worth less.  To each their own.
 
2021-12-02 7:02:38 AM  
1 vote:
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You know what they do here when they have to plow the roads with cars parked on the street?
They plow around them.
My next door neighbor parks on the street and never moves her car, ever.
 
2021-12-02 9:44:58 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: tuxq: I've gotta laugh at these comments. I'm willing to bet all of the folks saying everyone knew also exclusively ride a bicycle and rarely follows traffic signals.

And they don't even own a TV!
This is all over all the local news stations reminding people for two days before the deadline.


People watch local.news?

I live in the burbs, never knew about it. But if ever parking in the city, I dillegently check signage.
 
2021-12-02 12:42:36 PM  
1 vote:

stray_capts: stray_capts: Well, when it snows here, I just park where I always do, in the driveway, in the barn or anywhere else I want on the farm.  Plow never bothers any of it.  Of course I live in Hicksville where land is worth less, not in an urban hellhole where humanity is worth less.  To each their own.

I should add I have to plow my own 800' driveway, and the folks in the city almost certainly do not.


Got me beat by almost 300 feet. Snow coming in with a SW wind is the only time I have any kind of problem. My wife and I both drive AWD vehicles - Subarus.

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