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New pay-by-phone parking app rolls out in West Loop

by Catherine Boardman
Apr 17, 2014


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Caitlin Rodriguez, who works in the West Loop, says she plans to start using the ParkChicago app instead of paying at the meter. She hopes the app will help her avoid future parking tickets.

A new app allows drivers in the West Loop to pay for a parking spot or extend time on their meters all from a mobile phone. The service has Chicago drivers excited about avoiding parking tickets, but worried about other drawbacks.