Chicago Closed Today (Monday August 17)

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Saw a report on TV that the meter maids are working though. :rolleyes:
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Do essential services mean the two people that are always watching lee?
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, so that was why my flight to Chicago was cancelled :mad:

    Or maybe it was the broken engine?
     
  4. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    Are the markets

    still going strong there? Not that they're necessarily "essential" :)
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    Interesting, I didn't realize that was happening today.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Ha! I wish I had my own security detail! :D And of course, I'm sure the parking police will be out in full force.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    :D Hilarious! They never rest. :mad:
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Actually, I was paying a cab driver as I came back to the office from our studio and we got harassed by the meter maid. I mean, can I please have a second to pay the guy and get out of the damn cab? :rolleyes:
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No Lee, next week Chicago will implement the pay and roll rule. You pay and roll from the moving cab. Your issues are not a concern. :D
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It really is a little crazy. I think I'm going to write a letter to City Hall about it.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If you were flying into O'Hare, if an ant within a 50 mile radius of the airport farts, it will generate enough wind for them to close the airport ;)
     
  12. rotorblade69 macrumors regular

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    Chicago closed. Naw

    Just wait until the banks "take a holiday" next week. ;) OH wait were not allowed to say that lets try "We are closing to better serve our customers needs, by counting the money." :(
     
  13. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    The parking meters are now owned by Morgan Stanley and are a private for-profit business. That's why the rates skyrocketed.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    They sure did. It's insane what they charge now. People are really angry about it too.
     
  15. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    What are the going rates per hour?
    In North Hollywood some I've seen are at $4/hr. City Hall has thought about doing something similar as Chicago, and they've also talked about a demand cost implementation where at the busiest times it could shoot upwards of $20/hr.

    As far as furloughs go, most LA courts closed last Friday and most government offices have to shut down once a month. Good times.:rolleyes:
     

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