Everybody knows that parking in Chicago can be a nightmare. Parking is something that nobody likes, but we have to do it if we drive. There's a reason you've found yourself on this page reading about parking tips. You drive, need to park, and of course you just don't like it.
Avoid Parking Tickets
Those orange envelopes are one of the most dreaded things imaginable in the city of Chicago! To avoid them, read the signs. There are rush hour tow zones, street cleaning, winter parking bans, residential permit parking, game day parking restrictions (Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, etc.) and on and on! Read the signs. Look carefully. They can be confusing. Don't just look at the metal signs on the street. Look for temporary parking bans on paper signs taped to trees.
The above picture show cases one of those signs that bring about the dreaded street cleaning ticket.
More Parking Tips - You can find free or cheap street parking
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