Skip to comments.(Chicagoland) A Car Worth Only $600 Racked Up Over $100,000 In Parking Tickets
Posted on 11/26/2012 3:14:05 PM PST by DogByte6RER
The Astounding Story Of How A Car Worth $600 Racked Up Over $100,000 In Parking Tickets
It might just be a world record.
At the very least one particular car has set a City of Chicago record for receiving the most parking violations ever and accumulating the most parking fines in the city's history.
The city claims Jennifer Fitzgerald owes over $100,000 in parking tickets. And no, that's not a typo or a few misplaced zeros on the end. The amount is actually 105,761 dollars and 80 cents to be precise.
This is the total mind boggling debt the City of Chicago says the 31 year old, single mother of one, allegedly owes for parking violations on a single vehicle.
It's a car she claims she didn't own, drive or park where it racked up 678 bright orange parking tickets over a period of nearly three years according to Chicago's Department of Finance.
Based on records from the DOF's list of the city's top parking ticket scofflaws, the car in question seems to have set a record in Chicago for having received the highest number of parking tickets as well as accruing the largest fine amounts ever beating Chicago's #2 ranked parking ticket scofflaw by $65,000 and over 400 violations!
But now Fitzgerald is fighting back with a lawsuit against the city, her ex-boyfriend and United Airlines which was filed Friday, November 2nd in Cook County Circuit Court.
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Display of parking violations for this case online at:
I knew that was gonna be a large document: 30 pages in *.pdf format!
notice it’s not the police, dmv or even the department of traffic violation/ traffic violation bureau
A rare honest thing in chicago - Department of Revenue (as that’s what it’s all about)
I’d tell them that they can keep the car.
She should have kept records when she bought the car. A city should not be able to tie the offense of another person to the things they own.
Typical lazy gubment employees. Now it would hurt to much for someone to admit they screwed up and cancel all the tickets and just crush the car.
What do you expect from Obama land. Own it suckers !
“She should have kept records when she bought the car. “
She didn’t buy the car, her ex-boyfriend did, and registered it in her name!
Wonder if he treats his spawn better than his ex-girlfriend?
Any bets on what his child support status looks like?
Message is: Don’t let your boyfriend drive your car when he knows the tickets go to you.
I visited Chicago for a day in 2003. I parked my CRX in some tight spots. Got a parking ticket.
Then I moved on, and parked with the ticket on the windshield. Got a second ticket. Then a third at a diner. All in all - $800 in tickets.
Never paid them. Never will.
I knew the sexual revolution hurt or burdened women in many ways. I never imagined parking tickets, though.
Ohhh, you’re in for it now. They’ll track you down and impose late fees, fines, and interest and you’ll have the fame of having the highest ticketed car.
Proof all of this is about the money rather than overstaying the parking space. I suspect the airport ticket person was having fun and probably had a bet with someone he could rack up the tickets. They need to find out which ticket person was friends or enemy of the boyfriend.
I wonder if her Chicago car had the $85 Annual City Sticker on the windshield + the $25 residential parking sticker?
“Never paid them. Never will.”
Never go back to Chicago with that car either, and risk
getting another ticket.
There’s probably an arrest warrant out there with your name on it.
“Never go back to Chicago”. Yeah, I learned that lesson within MINUTES of my arrival. Which is why I stopped caring. It’s a bit of extra gas, but it’s not too tough to drive around Illinois. And Ohio.
I don’t like the fact that I have to drive through New York to visit my father.
I grew up in the suburbs north of Chicago, but lived my
early adult life in the city, working in theater,until 1982 and finally moved
to Arizona for a few years. Iam very well aware of Chicago
and all it gave the world, and what it gave the world some years after I left (it had nothing to do with my departure.)
It’s no surprise that I hear from friends (one a former NBC reporter from the period I lived there) about how infinitely much worse it is there now.We don’t really have to go any further than the farce of Rahm Emanuel carpetbagging it up there, somehow getting elected Mayor,
for the SOLE purpose of solidifying Obama’s re-election base, and doing it successfully.Chicago is still in many ways a beautiful city, but politically it is the pits.