Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why is the 6th Ward Getting the Boot?

It was just last November 1st, 2009 that the Chicago Department of Revenue began 24 hour booting.

Not surprisingly, in that almost year’s time, booting is up from last year based on numbers provided by the DOR during city council budget hearings today at City Hall.

Total boots placed through August, 2009 was 41,469, according to DOR documentation. DOR booters have increased booting by 7.5% this year with 44,581 boots placed through August 31, 2010

The city’s number one ward for booting comes as no surprise, and is the same as last year. The 41st ward, where booters found easy pickings in the O’Hare Airport parking lot with 1,587 cars booted through the end of August. The 23rd ward, where Midway Airport is located is number two again with 1,540 booted vehicles. The 2nd ward ranks third with 1,423, the 27th ward was number four with 1,408 and the 32nd ward was fifth with 1,293 boots.

Here are the top 10 wards for booting.

Rank Ward Boots

#1 41 1587

#2 23 1540

#3 2 1423

#4 27 1408

#5 32 1293

#6 37 1222

#7 6 1212

#8 5 1152

#9 20 1107

#10 28 1086

Read the entire story at http://theexpiredmeter.com/?p=7357

1 comment:

  1. We have a large number of apartment buildings and a large number of car owners without garages that fail to stay under the boot threshold. It's possible that they don't know about the payment arrangements the City offers although information about the programs is included in the ticket notices.


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