Chicago Parking Meters, LLC has set all 4,400 parking meter boxes in the city for free Sunday parking, ahead of the July 1 deadline. Free parking will begin this Sunday, June 30.
“This weekend of summer in Chicago will be filled with Blackhawks victory parades, the Pride parade, baseball games, barbeques and free parking on Sunday,” said Mayor Emanuel in an announcement. “I am pleased that CPM was able to move quickly and make sure that this needed break from the awful parking meter deal came even earlier than expected.”
The move to free Sunday parking comes out of a June 5 Chicago City Council vote that approved a proposal for extended paid parking times in certain areas of the city and no fees on Sundays. Click through for more on the approved deal between the Emanuel administration and Chicago Parking Meters, LLC.