We ran this last year at this time and mused about whether or not another rate hike might affect the mayoral and aldermanic elections just a few weeks from now. We never dreamed then that neither Mayor Daley, nor two of three Uptown aldermen, would be a part of the 2011 city elections. And so the rate hikes march on.
Metered parking is going up in January, so throw a few extra quarters in the car so you don't get caught short.
Uptown is scheduled to go from $1.25 to $1.50 an hour, with LAZ making citywide adjustments to the parking boxes between January 3rd and 31st. Be sure to check the box for the proper rates during the transition.