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Beware Of Tow Trucks, Chicago Overnight Parking Ban Is In Effect

parking ban-1It is a yearly ritual that no resident likes. The overnight parking ban which begins every winter, is meant to allow snow plows to remove and salt more than 100 miles of Chicago’s critical arterial streets.

That ban is now once again in effect through April 1, 2016. If your car is unfortunate enough be parked on a street with a parking ban during the designated times, you will be towed. According to the Department of Streets and Sanitation, the tow trucks will be rearing their ugly heads nightly from 3 a.m-7 a.m., snow or not.

On December 1, 2014, 239 vehicles were towed on the first day of the overnight parking ban. Those car owners whose vehicles are hauled away will face a minimum $150 towing fee. They will also receive a $60 ticket and $20/day storage fee.

The streets with parking overnight bans in and around Edgewater to be aware of are:

• Devon Ave (Broadway to Clark)
• Clark St (Devon to Howard)
• Foster Ave (Clark to 5430 West)

If your car is towed around Edgewater, it will most likely be taken to Pound 6 at 701 N. Sacramento. The other pound, Pound 2, is at 10301 S. Dotty Ave.

source: ABC7

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