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Chicago to remove parking markers

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) – Lawn chairs, buckets, couches and anything else people in Chicago put on the street to save parking spots are about to disappear.

The city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation says that today its crews will begin removing evidence of a long-held tradition in Chicago in which people mark their territory so motorists understand that the spot that looks so inviting has, in fact, been taken.

The practice of calling “dibs” on parking spots with household items is technically illegal, but the city for years has looked the other way.

But now the Streets and Sanitation Department tells the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1e752ms ) that given there is no major snow storm forecast until early next month it is time to remove the unsightly debris from the streets.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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