Chicago's overnight winter parking ban begins Thursday

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SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - The city’s overnight winter parking ban goes into effect early Thursday so don’t forget to check before parking your vehicle. Last year, 581 tickets were issued on the first night of the ban.

The overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 3 to 7 a.m. beginning Thursday, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications. The ban will be enforced through April 2017 and impacts about 107 miles of city streets. Violators can face a $150 towing fee, $60 ticket and $20 storage fee charge per day of storage.

The city said drivers can avoid violations by checking street signage. A complete map of impacted streets can be found on the city’s website.