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      05-11-2010, 12:37 AM   #243
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according to the city of chicago.. I can run 2 red lights each cost 100 dollar and still 50 less than those god damn tinted window tickets. Does it means people who care about their skin health and car, has committed a serious crime than a god damn red light runner ?..Bravo Chicago.. Bravo...
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      10-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #244
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Damnnnnnnn Just had dinner in chicago with some friends to come back to the lot with a 250 parking ticket!!! I am registered/Plated in Indiana. Should I waste a day in court being an out of state driver?? Anyone had a similiar case?
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Damnnnnnnn Just had dinner in chicago with some friends to come back to the lot with a 250 parking ticket!!! I am registered/Plated in Indiana. Should I waste a day in court being an out of state driver?? Anyone had a similiar case?
lol. wipe your ass with it your not registered in IL. either that person is pompous enough to think youd pay or dumb enough to write it.... prob the latter. 99% of the people who hand out those types of tickets are fuckin Neanderthals
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      10-12-2010, 05:07 AM   #246
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lol. wipe your ass with it your not registered in IL. either that person is pompous enough to think youd pay or dumb enough to write it.... prob the latter. 99% of the people who hand out those types of tickets are fuckin Neanderthals
Yeah, he is in the right, but the ticket was written, so he has to respond. Unfortunately, this might mean a day in court,but you could potentially raise bloody hell because the law is on your side and you are out of state.
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Yeah, he is in the right, but the ticket was written, so he has to respond. Unfortunately, this might mean a day in court,but you could potentially raise bloody hell because the law is on your side and you are out of state.
I got a bunch of tickets with my IN plates back in the day. They ended up sending all the tickets to my parents who bitched at me so I ended of paying. Agree, that's a bunch of BS and I would just toss it out the window.
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I thought that city ordinance only dealt with moving violations...
That is true if you dig into the law. However, it is not defendable in court. I sent an email to all of our alderman and a vast majority of them responded the same way: tint on the front windows is illegal.

My advise to everyone: take pictures of your car with your plate visible before the installation of tint. When you receive a tint ticket, contest it in court, print out your pictures of your car WITHOUT tint and show those to the judge and tell him the ticket was issued in error.

This is how I got rid of my last (and only) tint ticket.
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      10-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #249
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That is true if you dig into the law. However, it is not defendable in court. I sent an email to all of our alderman and a vast majority of them responded the same way: tint on the front windows is illegal.

My advise to everyone: take pictures of your car with your plate visible before the installation of tint. When you receive a tint ticket, contest it in court, print out your pictures of your car WITHOUT tint and show those to the judge and tell him the ticket was issued in error.

This is how I got rid of my last (and only) tint ticket.
Nice! I am going to dig up some old photos
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Old post, but it gets me mad how Chicago thinks they are special and don't have to follow state laws. I'm thinking of getting tints and my solution to Chicago being an ass about it is to not shop in the city. I will just avoid going to the restaraunts and stores in the city. And if I really need to go to the city I will just find a ride. Maybe Chicago politicians will think twice about this law if more people refuse to shop in the city because of the risk of getting a $250 ticket.
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      07-09-2011, 09:53 AM   #251
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i go to the burbs a few times a week for business so i do all my shopping in dupage county. esp good for gas and cigs.
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Aren't dense tints illegal because the police want to be able to see if you're stuffing "illicit materials" into your glovebox and such when you get pulled over? Well, that, and other things like public indecency for having sex in your car, and for traffic light/crime/toll booth cameras to be able to identify your face if you were to run a light, flee a crime scene, or run through the I-pass toll booth lane that doesn't have an automated arm, for example.
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      07-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #254
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knock on wood but i haven't had any issues with 35% F1 all the way around. i rarely park on the street though. i have a garage on the north side and when i'm downtown i pay for indoor parking.
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you never know... i have 50% all around and just got a ticket in lincoln park that i have to fight now
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yeah. it was raining so im sure the windows looked darker than they are.... but still there is no way they can prove what % i even have
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you can take your car to your tint shop, and they can put a light meter on your window and then you should take a picture.

when nino did my tints I took several pictures of my car with the tint and the light meter on my window. It showed 45% light passing through (50% tint + 5% from factory window tint)
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you can take your car to your tint shop, and they can put a light meter on your window and then you should take a picture.

when nino did my tints I took several pictures of my car with the tint and the light meter on my window. It showed 45% light passing through (50% tint + 5% from factory window tint)
+1...he verified that mine are in fact 5% too dark...but that the cop's meter was a little optimistic in his favor as well. Need to find time to bring them into "compliance"
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you can take your car to your tint shop, and they can put a light meter on your window and then you should take a picture.

when nino did my tints I took several pictures of my car with the tint and the light meter on my window. It showed 45% light passing through (50% tint + 5% from factory window tint)
Nino did my tints and gave me receipts/papers to show that I have the legal limit.
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I heard some people still getting screwed in chicago bc courts use "home rule" where the city overrides state law and makes it illegal to have any % in front.

Im going to court aug 3 .... so we'll see if they make me pay 250 even though i only have 50%
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well, from a legal standpoint, since Chicago is under home rule, they can pass laws that are more restrictive than the state and can enforce them within their limits. So if you are within their laws and have to pay for a ticket, yes you are getting screwed. Disagreeing with the law is another matter entirely.
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sometimes chicago really pisses me off. so greedy. i'm tempted to move.
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well, from a legal standpoint, since Chicago is under home rule, they can pass laws that are more restrictive than the state and can enforce them within their limits. So if you are within their laws and have to pay for a ticket, yes you are getting screwed. Disagreeing with the law is another matter entirely.
yes but i read online that home rule cant be applied to everything. they use it with carrying guns but not something like tint because you cant just leave at home when you go to chicago lol

we'll see if this actually holds up in court
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