Chicago cop car gets ticketed in Oak Park

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By Marty Stempniak

Staff Reporter

A debate has been brewing on OakPark.com over the past few weeks on whether Chicago police should be allowed to park illegally around the village. Reader Brent Showalter snapped a couple of pics of police cars parked in tow zones in downtown Oak Park, with nary a ticket to be found. Well, just recently, an anonymous tipster spotted this Chicago police vehicle, parked illegally across the street from Lalo's, with one of those dreaded little orange envelopes on its windshield. Maybe all the angry web comments got someone's attention.

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Louis Winthorpe III from boston  

Posted: November 13th, 2012 4:06 PM

The most likely explanation is a person saw the cruiser parked any kinda way, and got their parking ticket from their glove box, took the orange envelope and put it under the windshield wiper hoping to spook the cop. The cop would have known at first glance there was schinannegins anyway so no cop would think they actually had been issued a citation. I have some experience in this having played harmless pranks on cops since I was 10, and I have pulled this one before. Been lucky too, MOO!

Yay! from Oak Park  

Posted: May 1st, 2012 8:45 PM

WOOHOO! Seriously, one of those buggers almost ran me over one evening.... literally! Yes... right through a red light, believe it or not. Had I been wearing my glasses I would have gotten the plate number. It was one of those van thingies too, and I do hope it was the same jerk. Best of all he was driving west through OP. It wasn't like he might have been rushing back to Chicago to... I don't know... work.

Mike Smith from Chicago  

Posted: April 27th, 2012 6:54 AM

Chicago Police often harrase people with multiple parking tickets on just one car. I think the level of responsibility should be both ways. You park Illegally, you should get a ticket. Just because you are a Police Officer, doesnt mean you are above the law. FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!

D  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:23 PM

Come all you want. Stay all you want. Park legally and I am all good. Peace

resident  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:10 PM

How many Chicago Police Officers have lost their lives recently? Leave them alone and let them eat in peace. Quit your whining, it is embarassing. I wouldn't want our officers treated in the manner you are treating Chicago's officers.

Burgie  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 7:48 PM

Be thankful that CPD officers take their coffee breaks and meals in Oak Park. Honestly, where is there a good and safe place for them to eat on the Westside? That's why they're allowed to visit Oak Park. Actually, by law, CPD and OPPD officers are considered within a police district. When two jurisdictions, within the same county border each other, their police powers are reciprocal. What Oak Park resident, in their right mind, would look down their nose at the increased police presense?

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 12:43 PM

Q:What needs to be done to kill this story is to file a FOIA request to ascertain if a parking citation has been issued. The purpose of the FOIA request would be a check and balance against village government to see if they fixed the ticket (Violation of Due Process).We should also ask for any missing citation numbers.I am very sure no one fixed the ticket inside,but it should be a good enough story for a FOIA request.

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 12:31 PM

Thank you Brian. That's good information to keep track so you know if you got a ticket or not because sometimes people will take them off someone's car and the Village doesn't mind charging large late payment charges.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 12:22 PM

To Q from Oak Park: Go to the Village web site. www.oak-park.usa, click on the parking citation box. Go to the down link for paying a citation,find box for checking a vehicle registration number,type in registration/plate number. Easier to do at home than at the village kiosk, which didnt work for me.

Andy Spyrison from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:59 AM

Ha! I saw that as well. Here's my FB post from that date. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150580668558199&set=a.10150241426823199.321408.530688198&type=3&theater

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:32 AM

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park, where is this village computer located at that citizens can have access to?

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:28 AM

Keepin it real from Oak Park, according to the gun advocates, the Police are not required to protect you, and that is why the gun advocates demand the right to pack heat to protect their own.

Timothy Pieters from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 10:10 AM

It's a fake ticket-planted by the photographer.

Keepin it real from Oak Park  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 9:00 AM

The fact is that OPPD,CPD,FPPD and so on and so on ARE the ones that you are going to need when you call 911 from wherever you are and when that day come do you want them to have to run a block or two to get to a car or do you want them to be able to get to you A.S.A.P....STOP CRYING

rez  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 12:36 AM

Fact is, the Oak Park and Chicago police have an important relationship... Oak Park police can and do go into Austin to chase criminals, as to Chicago OP. They share info... They are on the same team, with the same objectives. To suggest that CPD should keep their cops in Chicago, as Westider suggests, would be to limit the productivity of both forces. Criminals going down is good for everyone in the general area. It's silly to tie the hands of cops.

Jack  

Posted: March 21st, 2012 12:29 AM

Westside, people have said that they like the present of chicago police driving to and from lunch... no one made a statement that they actually deter crime. Even if they have lunch in Oak Park, they still spend the rest of their working hours fighting crime in Austin. YOU are the one that stated they do nothing in the 15th. It's disgusting to state what you state considering everything they put on the line to help keep the likes of you safe.

Luke ScottWalker from Oak Park  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 9:57 PM

Mr Coffey, you clearly know nothing about me. Quite a leap from my point about letting CPD eat in our town to your nonsense about minorities & the poor. I choose to live here, so I embrace the variety. You are right about one thing though...the world would be a better place if it listened to me!

OPRFDad  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 2:31 PM

At first blush, I say, good, give em a ticket. However, if these are the same Chicago cops who work with Oak Park cops to patrol the Austin border, maybe we should rethink this. Given the comments of OP police, it's pretty obvious that they can't stem the Austin violence and criminal activity that spilles into OP alone, so better take the help when we can get it.

Westsider  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 11:42 AM

Do you know of cops not showing up?

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 11:25 AM

Westsider, do you know about crying Wolf?

Joe Coffey  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 9:20 AM

Attention everyone, the conversation is over: LukeScottWalker wants us to stop. If we could just keep the minorities, poor, and generally anyone different from him away, the world would be a better place. And, if they must remain, they should all listen only to him. And cops.

Westsider  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 1:05 AM

The response times in the City are a joke. They just improved from last year. 1/2 the people claim there are guns involved juts to get the cops to show.

Westsider  

Posted: March 20th, 2012 1:03 AM

Jack, some previous posters have said how much they deter crime in OP by eating and parking here. If thats true, then they cant be doing that in the 15th Dist also? Capiche?

everyone loves oak park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 10:28 PM

I'm sure forest park restaurants would welcome the business. let's opine and whine until we can make everything perfect and stop anything from happening.

Westsider remains a clown  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 9:08 PM

I used dispatch as a verb not a noun. Dispatch (now used as a noun clown)has a better idea of where cars are than you imagine...they do know who is available to take a call goofball and get this..you can talk back to them and say "I am close" or "I am far away" from the location to which another more conveniently located car can respond faster.

Jack  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 8:37 PM

Westsider, Lets see the data for how much crime Chicago cops fight in Oak Park vs Austin. I'm willing to bet that the numbers of police activity is disproportionately in favor of Austin. Your statement regarding Chicago cops doing nothing in the 15th district is not only completely inaccurate, but is also completely disrespectful to them putting their lives on the line for people like you. Being a cop in Austin is not like being a cop in Lakeview, unless you haven't noticed.

OP rez  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 8:30 PM

keepchicagocopsinchicago, Speak for your self. I'm very happy for Chicago cops to eat in Oak Park. They have a tough job, and deserve a break, just like you and everyone else. If anything, the break from the west side will give them much needed rest, to then come back and do a better job with a fresh mind and a full stomach. Don't you know that people who have breaks, and eat properly, are more productive than people who have neither? Having lunch in Austin is NOT a break, it's suicide.

RLM from Oak Park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 6:11 PM

But since we're talking about illegal parking---what about the Village car was parked on Lake Street in front of Potbelly's area, right before it becomes metered parking ILLEGALLY, jutting out into the street. A UPS truck swiped the car, and the driver came back to file the incident...the person driving the Village car did not come back for at LEAST an hour. OPPD had to be called to look for the driver. Lots of people with some authority in our Village take advantage.

RLM from Oak Park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 6:08 PM

Couple of points: This happened 2 weeks ago, this truck was parked in front of the old gas station on Oak Park and and Van Buren at 6pm. ANOTHER Chicago cop car was parked illegally at Oak Park and Harrison. So many people were taking pictures, traffic was stopped. And they were there for AWHILE. I see more CPD cars in Oak Park than I see OPPD. Nothing wrong with it LOL; just a point of observation.

Luke ScottWalker from Oak Park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 5:35 PM

As I posted before, give this a rest. In OP, we need the CPD, & they play a vital role in the safety of our village. It's perfectly fine for them to park free & spend their hard-earned $$ in our restaurants. This is a silly argument. We should have more CPD cops come into town to eat, walk around, & feel welcome as a thanks for putting their lives on the line each day. Mr. Coffey, yes, the police are always right. Got a problem? Call the Human Relations Commission, a hippy, or a law professor!

Westsider  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 5:34 PM

For all the crime they are preventing in Oak Park, they are doing nothing for the crime being committed in the 15th Dist? Oh wait they have the cameras for that.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 4:26 PM

I hope those cops stealing jewelry from robbers tip big.

Joe Coffey  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 3:54 PM

Likely based on BS' journalism, the copper himself put the envelope under his own wiper. Maybe the cop was torturing suspects or stealing jewelry from robbers.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 2:38 PM

April Fools or just been had?From the fender the number is 8601. I located 8601 in the parking lot of the 15th District.The license plate is MP 6952 or 6952. I fed both numbers into the VOP computer and there is no outstanding citation.Consider: 1The Chicago Officer paid the citation or 2 a citation was never issued and an empty discarded envelope was placed under the windshield wiper or 3 OP fixed the citation or 4 the photographer placed the citation under the wiper.Options 1&3 are unlikely

keepchicagocopsinchicago (cont.)  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 1:03 PM

What gives chicago cops the right to go through red lights with their lights and sirens on only to turn them off once they cross the intersection? Abuse of power. Then they wonder why people dislike them so much. What good are they in Oak Park when they're suppose to be in Chicago patrolling their own backyard. I commend the person who gave that cop a ticket. It showed courage and guts. If it were us Oak Parkers, we'd be ticketed in a second! If chg. cops don't want tickets, STAY IN CHICAGO!!!!!

keepchicagocopsinchicago  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 12:58 PM

16 people shot/killed over the weekend and chicago cops eat in Oak Park. Granted, it wasn't in the area where they ALWAYS eat, but doesn't chicago have enough crime where cops are REALLY needed instead of coming to Oak Park to get their free food? No one forces anyone to become cops. They choose that career themselves. They know the dangers and supposedly the law. Why shouldn't they get ticketed if they're parking illegally? Are they special?

Westsider  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 11:53 AM

Dispatch has no clue who technically is closest. Nice try nimrod.

Joe Coffey  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 11:39 AM

Let 'em park wherever. Even double parked if it's a popular lunch spot. So what if they block traffic. And free lunch, too. I mean, these guys have a job that they can get shot at. When they were drafted as cops, they gave up the right to a job (and perks) that they want. They are lucky they weren't drafted and sent overseas, these fine cops. Lousy libs ruining things as they were in the 50s!

Westsider is a clown!  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 9:00 AM

"How fast can it get from Vanburen and Oak Park Ave to Central and Lake if a cop is shot at? 7 minutes?" There's a funny thing called dispatch which means the closest people respond. It accounts for lunch breaks and people that are busy as well. Guess what genius? The car is from 1511, which starts at Austin and Ohio. If that car did have to respond to Central and Lake which is still not in that beat, I betcha they'd be responding as back up and not primary doofus.

Really  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 7:43 AM

A Chicago cop even writing a traffic ticket is a funny, unlikely scenario. You think they would stop crime in Oak Park? They can barely make it to most of their calls with in 4 minutes! They dont seem to be stopping any crime in the 15th dist. Crime is high in the 15th. Food is unhealthy in the 15th. So they have no choice BUT to drive 3 miles and 10 minutes away to eat. I feel for those officers.

EBELLY  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 2:08 AM

Maybe you oak park people can run crying to obama when your getting your beat down from one of the "troubled souls that is turning his life around" and a CPD squad drives by laughing, his Lake St. Chipotle in hand

rez  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 1:00 AM

Slowing down at red lights is obvious... again, try out the theory and get back to me. You consider "Subway" to be healthy? Interesting. And don't you mean "You are funny?" Or "you're funny?" "U funny" is not real English.

rez  

Posted: March 19th, 2012 12:56 AM

Actually, I happen to have a number of Chicago cop friends that eat very healthily, LOVE pasta salad, stay away from junky food, and exercise on a regular basis. They are great examples that contradict your stereotype of police officers. Going into stereotypes can be a very slippery slope... I'm sure a bright person such as yourself will understand that.

Westsider  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 11:23 PM

Just because you have lights and sirens on doesnt mean you can go through each intersection full speed. Its called T-Boned. Each red light you must slow down. Arent there Subways in the 15th Dist?

Westsider  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 11:19 PM

u funny. Never seen cops eating any kind of salad. Just ask them. They will be the first to tell you they eat crap. Most restaurant food is cooked with too much, fat, (butter, oil), salt and no good spices. How do you answer for the hours spent at White Hens/7-11's? Coffee and candy?

rez  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 11:18 PM

How quickly they get there depends on how fast they drive. Maybe you can speed down Lake st. to tast that theory. Would you have a cop wait to pay the check if their "brothers" and "sisters" were getting shot at?

rez  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 11:15 PM

"Who"? Cops. "where"? Oak Park. "When"? Lunch time. You've never seen it because you see cops eating on the "Westside"! Such you're not going to see the boys in blue eating a healthy pasta salad, when all you get on the "Westside" is fried "fast food", "dounuts" and Liquor stores. "Most restaurant food by nature", on the "Westside", "is bad for you"... You'll find a lot more places offering healthier options in Oak Park, which is probably why they come here. "Who are YOU kidding?"

Westsider  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 10:17 PM

This car is from the 15th Dist. How fast can it get from Vanburen and Oak Park Ave to Central and Lake if a cop is shot at? 7 minutes? 10 minutes? Do they pay their bills or is there an understanding that cops get to eat for free if they have to leave quickly?

Westsider  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 10:12 PM

Cops eating healthy? Who, where, when? Never seen it. Dounuts, fast food, and most restaurant food by nature is bad for you. The healthiest option would be a brown bag tuna salad and some carrots. Who are you kidding?

Jack Huges  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 1:40 PM

I'm guessing the passive aggressive photographer who took the photo had a closer look. Of course we don't know his/her name... Would want the police to know that when one wants helps, but it's totally fine to point out idiotic "violation". Coward!

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 1:04 AM

Does anyone know for sure there is a citation in the orange envelope?

rez  

Posted: March 18th, 2012 12:49 AM

Westsider, I have a feeling that Rahm would be O.K. with the amount of gas used to drive to Oak Park, as it would probably be the same cost, or more, to drive from where ever they work to find a healthy place to eat. Isn't it important that cops eat healthy, so they have the energy to chase down the bad guys? I'm willing to bet that Oak Park has a lot more healthy options compared to Austin, plus they'd be sitting ducks, targets, in Austin. Think about the indigestion all these P.O would have!

Get a life.....  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 9:54 PM

Wow some of you people need to get a life. Ever think that these PO's don't want to eat in their district because they lock up those people and don't want to deal with the drama while eating. You liberals in Oak Park need to worry about the big picture in your town the serious crimes that are plaguing your stuck up town. I feel for the person(s) ticketing squad cars and the person that gave the orders. Be safe and watch your six out there!

Westsider  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 5:37 PM

Lunch in your District. I'm sure Rahm might have a problem with cost of gas these days paying for the city employees spending city money to go eat. When does lunch start. When the officers get there or when they leave city limits. Add an extra 20 minutes to their lunches too. How much does that cost?

rez  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 5:15 PM

Westsider, I'm sure the Chicago police don't ALL vacate the west side between 12 and 1pm. If you, your brothers, or sisters see injustice in your community, call 911. Are you saying cops shouldn't have a choice to eat where they want? Shouldn't have a break from their daily struggles? Oak Park is NOT "so far away", it literally touches Austin, and if all cops assigned to Austin were here, we'd see a whole lot more cops than we do. Did all 16 shootings happen in Austin at lunch time?

Dan Hefner from Oak Park  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 4:05 PM

I would like to thank Brent for bringing this major injustice to the front burner. Hopefully, the Peoples Republic of Oak Park's highly aggressive parking enforcement crews will keep up the pressure. Brent, do you think we should have the cop cars towed? Towing their squads would really teach these cop scofflaws that in Dear Old Oak Park we do not sit still for illegal parkers. These cops act as though they are something special, like they are Village Trustees, they really have some nerve.

Westsider  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 4:00 PM

What about my brothers and sisters on the West border of Chicago who are in harms way? I dont think eating so far away is going to help anyone if there is an emergency. And God only knows, the emergencies happen every day, all day. Last night there were 16 shootings in the city.

OP Guy  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 2:42 PM

Next time a robbery trips over that brick i your yard, and decides to sue you because they broke their arm... think about the time you wanted a cop to ticketed for parking where they eat, because you wanted everything to be fair!

OP Guy  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 2:40 PM

Cont. That cop could have easily given me a pricey ticket, because I technically broke the law, but he didn't. There are times when cops, or any authority figure, needs to be held accountable (just like all of us), but there are times when you let things slide, just like there are times when authority lets things slide, because it does nobody any good, and just re-enforces the type of bureaucracy that the U.S. can do without. Cont.

realist  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 2:37 PM

Really? Who cares? Let them eat in peace. Does this really bother you that much? Give me a break and the CPD a break. This is one of the main problems with Oak Park. Parking. Its a joke. Put yourself in their bullet proof vest wearing shoes for one second and move along. Enjoy the damn weather and quit complaining!

OP Guy  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 2:30 PM

I remember a time when I was driving from Oak Park to Chicago around 2am. I was tired from a long day and nights work. I swerved slightly into another lane, almost hitting a Chicago cop. I got pulled over, went through the checks, told him where I was going and that I was tired from a long nights work... And he let me off. Why? Probably because he released that I wasn't a gangbanger, drug dealer, robbery... up to no good. He released that it was an honest mistake, and cut me a break. Cont.

OP Guy  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 2:23 PM

OK, stupid people that want cop cars to be ticketed... Listen to Q, next time you want run a red light, speed, bend some rules in Oak Park to assist you in an emergency (robbery, rape, battery...)... remember to tell them to wait for the green light, go the speed limit, oh, and remind them to not to help you or your family because they're not technically Oak Park cops... There are situations where it's good to cut people slack... event authority figures. I'm sure people have cut you slack!

JP from OP  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 11:38 AM

I would want my police officers remaining on site while on break, not miles away. It is hard to judge without walking/driving the beat. Parking? whatever, I steer clear. Lots of variety in all walks of life. Power can corrupt, sometimes in small easy ways, other times in mean, damaging ways, often times without self-realization. Power of the badge, minor power of the writer. Let's all remain mindful and diligent.

DSLC NEWS AND BLOG from CHICAGO  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 10:33 AM

Yes, an illegally parked squad car can be just the fact that the cop parked illegally... But here are some legitimate reasons why the squad car could be parked illegally: Some squads carry heavy weapons in the trunk (i.e. shotguns & rifles) and the officers are responsible for those weapons and wish to keep the squad in view. Squad cars from all police agencies are subject to vandalism due to the hate by criminals for the police. Most squad cars have various items of personal property that be

T.J. from OP  

Posted: March 17th, 2012 8:54 AM

I have no problem with Chicago officers parking outside of designated areas. CPD officers get their police powers from the state and have just as much "right" to park illegally as OPPD within the village of OP.

Westsider  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 10:08 PM

If the COPS have to be close to their cars, then eat where thats possible, legally!!! Is that like close to their cars so they can rush to their cars and then have to drive 3 miles to get to where they have to go quickly????? Eat in your district. No one forced them to work in Chicago.

Glad I'm not a whiny OakParker  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 9:39 PM

LOL, try to collect the fine.

Paddy Bauler from Chicago  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 9:29 PM

Chicago P.D. have to be near their cars even on lunch. In many other instances bordering suburban P.D.'s eat lunch in Chicago and park to be close to their cars in case of a call. It's called professional courtesy. Yes P.O.'s choose their job, but does your job entail you having to be constantly on alert to avoid being shot or killed. I didn't think so. So whatever uptight self-rightous Oak Parkers that complained go pop a beer or a glass of wine and just chill out.

Brent from Oak Park of course  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 8:21 PM

Maybe they need to be near their vehicle in case of an emergency? They must be on duty, as in the city,police don't take their squad cars home. Here resident beat officers do ( and usually park legally, except on the street and visible at night).

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 5:29 PM

Cont... I'm not sure what was going through the Officer's mind when pulling the vehicle down, but what do you do next? Go up to the driver and say, "License and Registration?" The next time you are driving in the 15th or 25th District, don't be surprised if the word got out that Oak Park citizens like to ticket CPD vehicles, and you don't end up getting that good judgement call to slow down driving in a 30 mph zone, and after all, you do want the law being upheld on both sides so say Thank You.

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 5:26 PM

Cont... There's something to be said about an Officer without good judgement giving a ticket. Lets take the River Forest Officer who pulled down a car in Oak Park, at South Blvd., and Home Avenue. I'm sure the Officer had the law on his side, and when he ran the plate dispatch may have been a bit puzzled why the Officer pulled down a Student, driving in a Student Driver's Education car. Was the Officer in need of telling the teacher he was doing a bad job? Cont...

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 5:22 PM

Let me explain something to all of you who feel that you need to uphold the law to the letter. If an Officer pulled you over and said you were going 38 in a 30 mph zone, and let you off with a warning, would you accept it or would you insist the Officer follow the letter of the law and give you a ticket? That's right, you would take the warning. For those who want to make sure a Police Officer gets a ticket on their vehicle, next time insist for your legal right to a ticket. Cont...

Q from Oak Park  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 5:18 PM

Brendan, you took my suggestion of taking a picture and sending it to the W.J.. Good job Brendan.

Russ  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 5:00 PM

I have no problem with officers parking illegally. Seriously, these people put their lives on the line everyday for the public and some of you have the nerve to b*tch about them parking in other illegal spots. If that is the one perk they get, then so be it. Doesn't bother me one bit. In fact, I'd like to see more cop cars visible and I don't care if they are CPD or OPD. Just the mere presence of them deters crime. Some of you need to get a reality check.

Oak Park parker  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 4:46 PM

Brendan must be a police officer (or related to one).

Eilene McCullagh Heckman from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 4:40 PM

When the car is in Chicago... it's a police vehicle. When it's in Oak Park... it's just another vehicle that should obey our parking rules and regulations.

Brendan  

Posted: March 16th, 2012 2:49 PM

So people complain about there not being enough parking, then they complain about police cars parking illegally rather than taking up those valuable parking spaces? How absurd!

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