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Chicago's overnight parking ban began again on sunday.
The ban, which officials say makes it easier for road crews to plow and salt major thoroughfares when it snows, is in effect every year between December 1 and April 1, between the hours of 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.
It covers about 107 miles of the city streets and regardless if snowfall or not, it is in effect during the allotted times.
Failure to adhere to overnight parking ban can result in a fine of $150 for towing, a $60 ticket and $20 storage fee everyday the car is in the impound.
Towed cars will be taken to one of two lots: 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Ave.
George Zimmerman reportedly had 5 guns and more than 100 rounds of ammo in his possession when he was arrested earlier this month from his domestic violence charges.
Seminole County court clerk issued a public search warrant, showing that Zimmerman had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault riffle and three handguns when he was arrested Nov. 18 at his girlfriend's house. Samantha Sheibe, Zimmerman's girlfriend, told deputies that he pointed the shotgun at her during an argument and also used it to then smash her coffee table.
Joseph Meier, a normal Chicago citizen, came across a glitch with Ventra while purchasing the new reduced-fare senior card for his wife. After spitting back the $10 bill several times he put in the Ventra vending machine, it finally accepted it and when he later checked the balance he noticed it was $40!
"It was one $10 bill, put in four times," said Meier. "They are losing money and stealing money. They (Ventra Officials) dont seem to know what they are doing."
The glitch comes after CTA President Forrest Claypool on November 5 suspended all Ventra transition deadlines until Cubic Transportation Systems (CTA's Ventra vendor) shapes up and meets three performance targets. Since then, CTA has estimated that over 15,000 CTA customers got free L rides during an evening rush-hour reader meltdown at 60 stations.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
One the world's most greatest leaders, South African hero Nelson Mandela, died this past Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela had endured months of fighting a lung infection, and finally could take no more, though he reportedly passed peacefully in his home. The recurring lung illnesses dated back to the 27 years spent in apartheid jails.
President Obama spoke kindly of Mandela, saying the world had lost "one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth."
Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1993, for his heroics against apartheid and his fight to create a new democratic structure in South Africa. This was an honor he shared with many other great leaders and stand-out's such as Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, and President Obama.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
The Obama administration is expanding ways to register for the affordable health care program.
To register by telephone, call 1-800-318-2596.