March 2016

Alderman’s Corner

Implementing the New Chicago White Sox Zone Parking Program

As April is quickly approaching, I am excited to attend my first White Sox home opener as Alderman. My office and I are working diligently to finalize the White Sox zone parking plans. This year, I have teamed up with our City Clerk, Susana Mendoza, to ensure an efficient and stringent process for those who reside in the White Sox Parking zone.

Clerk Mendoza has provided my office with a database of everyone in the White Sox zone who has a vehicle registered with the City of Chicago. Each resident will have an assigned pick up day. On that day, we ask that you bring in a valid id/drivers license that reflects your home address. A member of my staff will then issue you with a pre-assigned envelope with the appropriate number of decals (stickers).

If you live in the White Sox zone but your id/drivers license does not reflect your address, we ask that you bring in a lease or utility bill in addition to your identification card. You will then be issued a permanent visitor placard (temporary paper to display in windshield), which must display your name and address. This placard is valid for the entire season as long as the resident is parked within close proximity to your home address.

Decals will be made available to those residents within close proximity of the boundaries. These are issued as a courtesy for your shopping, banking and medical locations that you may frequent within the restricted parking boundaries. Again, these will only be issued with valid identification and proof of City of Chicago registration as well.

School/Business/Church placards will be available throughout the entire season. Please bring in a copy of your business license, school/church letterhead with the amount of placards you are requesting.

Please refer to the schedule below for pick up dates and times assigned to your address:

29th- 33rd Halsted to Normal-Saturday, March 12th, 9am-1pm and Thursday, March 24th, 8:30am-7:30pm;

29th-33rd Canal to Wentworth-Sunday, March 13th, 9am-1pm, Monday, March 21st 8:30am-7:30pm;

33rd-39th Halsted to Wentworth-Saturday, March 19th 9am-1pm, Monday, March 28th 8:30am-7:30pm;

29th-39th Halsted to Morgan-Saturday, April 2nd 9am-1pm.

Additional Dates for Pick Up: Monday, April 4th from 8:30am-7:30pm Tuesday, April 5th 8:30am-7:30pm Wednesday, April 6th 8:30am-7:30pm.

Evening and weekend dates are available to accommodate everyone’s schedule. My goal is to continue to work with Clerk Mendoza, the Department of Revenue and the 9th District to enforce proper use of the placards and decals issued from my office. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please reach out to my office at 773-254-6677. We will work hard to ensure everyone is prepared for the Chicago White Sox home opener, April 8th.