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Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

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Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

Yes, I now its hard but I am open to suggestions maybe to park around the city and then take the public transportation or else...

Please let me know your opinions.

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1. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

For one thing, you can forget parking for free downtown. Any free parking lot is usually reserved for customers of a specific business.

The best deal would be to park at one of the CTA stations that has a parking lot or garage. Usually, parking is only $4/day.

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2. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

Is parking at the CTA or Metra stations allowed for more than one day? It's been awhile, but I seem to recall that you can only pay for a day at a time.

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3. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

You could in theory find free street parking in a residential neighborhood. However, many now require a residential zone sticker. Some have time limits. And all are subject to periodic street sweeping that will get your car towed if you leave it too long.

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4. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

OP, what specifically are you trying to do? Leave a car somewhere and stay at a hotel downtown? Stay at a hotel somewhere that has free parking and take public transit into downtown? Where are you trying to go and when? Your question is too vague. And as has already been stated, there is no free parking in downtown Chicago.

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5. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

State St. in the South Loop. Around 8th, 9th, 10th on the east side of the street. The Harrison redline stop is a 5 minute walk. There's a few spots, but not a lot. Usually during the day you should be able to find one.

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6. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

Sorry If my question does not was very specific.

I am driving to Chicago from Canada and I am going to stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago...

I am just looking for suggestions about where to park my car Free or very very Cheap and then move by public transportation.

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About the CTA parking lots for 4 dlls where I can check the location of that parking lots?

Thank You all for taking the time to post in this thread.

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7. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

According to the CTA website, the only lots with long term parking are Cumberland and Rosemont - it's $12 a day. For more info, see here:

transitchicago.com/riding_cta/park_and_ride.…

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8. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

put an ad on craigslist and see if someone will sell you a residential guest parking sticker.

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9. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

From yesterday's Chicago Tribune. You could always do what this city employee did...

chicagotribune.com/news/…912011.story

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10. Re: Parking for Free in Chicago Downtown...

Well I am trying to park and ride...but park my car there more than one day...

I a not sure if this is possible.