While 1000's of citizens lined the streets to pay respect to Corporal Conner Lowry, the City Dept. of Revenue was writing tickets
The City of Chicago Department of Revenue was writing tickets to cars illegal parked who came to pay respect to Corporal Conner Lowry.
The black male ticket writer was approached by CFD and CPD personnel in the 10400 Block of South Talman and was informed that due to the thousands of people present for the funeral procession of the killed US Marine, some cars are illegally parked.
The response by the ticket writer? "Oh Well..." and kept writing tickets.
The Commander of 22 went on the Zone and informed the Zone to notify the Dept. of Revenue so no tickets are written...Later the Zone informed the Commander... The Dept. of Revenue needs a fax in writing for this request.
Needless to say, before it was over, some tickets were issued and then the shithead ticket writer was last seen fleeing the area on his bike.
•They had pulled over and parked their cars so they could get out and pay tribute as the funeral procession of a slain Beverly Marine rolled past — and more than a few of them wound up getting ticketed.
An embarrassed City Hall on Friday ordered parking enforcement aides to “immediately” stop ticketing the cars of people who turned out to honor Cpl. Conner Lowry, a Brother Rice graduate, during the Southwest Side funeral, city officials said in a statement.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was “livid” after learning about the tickets, NBC5 Chicago reported.
•“The city recognizes these vehicles were parked temporarily under special circumstances to honor a fallen soldier,” the city Revenue Department said in a statement. “As soon as this was brought to the city’s attention, parking enforcement aides were instructed to stop immediately and complied with this directive.
“All tickets issued in the vicinity during the time of the procession have been voided. We express our sincerest condolences to the family of Corporal Conner Lowry as all of us grieve his passing.”