Last year, the city of Chicago collected $210 million in parking tickets and other car-related fines. Un-be-liev-able. And as a side note, we McKays have contributed about $300 to this heartless source of city revenue (3 parking tickets for parking in a "no parking between 3am-7am" zone in the winter [I totally misread the sign], 1 for parking on a street during a street cleaning, and 3 tickets for not having a front license plate, which we remedied in May). Sigh.
And another astounding number is that of revenue from drivers caught on camera running red lights: in 2003, $45,660; in 2006 (a mere 3 years time span!), $19.8 million.
BTW--how does one spell boo-coo?