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City Spends Millions on "Technology"

By Kevin Robinson in News on Jul 18, 2008 1:00PM

2008_7_technology.jpgThe City of Chicago is planning to drop the hammer on motorists that don't pay parking tickets, presenting them with more than just a ticket: evidence!

From the Sun-Times:

The Daley administration has purchased 140 hand-held devices from Duncan Parking Technologies -- at a cost of $2 million -- that don't just issue tickets. They take pictures.

Parking enforcement aides will use the new technology initially to support tickets issued for parking illegally in a permit parking zone, missing, expired or improperly displayed plates, and invalid or missing city stickers.

Mayor Daley told the media that he was "excited" about the Department of Revenue's new $14,000 cameras, and that it took him a long time to find the right vendor for the job, but that a "buddy" from Bridgeport "knows a guy."

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