Chicago, Parking, Snow, Dibs

Tim Boyle

Winter Parking Ban Is Officially in Effect in Chicago

What's Up Chicago

December 2, 2019

Lots has happened since Thanksgiving and Katie has it all with 'What's Up Chicago?!'

The winter parking ban is officially in effect here in Chicago.

  • Hundreds of people woke up yesterday morning to find that their car had been towed, possibly forgetting that the ban started overnight at 3 am.
  • The overnight ban prohibits parking on 107 miles worth of main roadways between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. until April 1, regardless of snow. 
  • Violators can face a $150 towing fee, $60 ticket and $20-per-day storage fee. 
  • Last winter, nearly 10,000 cars were towed due to the overnight parking ban.

Today is cyber Monday but deals have most likely been flooding your inbox for days!

  • Because Thanksgiving is so late this year and the shopping season is shorter, retailers are beefing up the deals.
  • Black Friday was a massive success as Americans spent 7.4 billion dollars, and we spent 4.2 billion on Thanksgiving. 

Travel continues to be sticky today for millions of people as powerful storms rolling over the East Coast interrupting flights across the country.

  • A plane slipped off a runway while it was landing in Buffalo yesterday. 
  • Nine people were killed when a plane crashed during blizzard-like conditions in South Dakota.
  • And then yesterday, 6,500 flights were delayed yesterday and more than 800 were canceled all affecting today's travel.

Health officials in Chicago said it's not too late to get a flu shot. 

  • The Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting flu clinics this week, offering free vaccines today, Tuesday and Saturday.​
  • The flu season typically peaks in January and February.
  • Officials recommended that everyone older than six months get a flu shot. ​

In Sports: 

  • Texans beat the Patriots last night in Sunday Night Football.
  • Packers, Steelers and Rams all among yesterday's winners