Parking Fees to Increase


If you're looking for parking in Evanston, be prepared to start paying more.


In an 8-1 vote, City Council passed a motion to raise the hourly rate of parking meters 25 cents. With a 5-4 vote, they raised parking fines from 10 to 15 dollars.


Some city officials say higher parking costs will discourage consumers from shopping for a longer time at Evanston stores.


However they also say the increases could generate 1 million dollars of revenue for the city's 2012 budget.

By Sam Rong


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