CHICAGO (CBS) –When it comes to reserving dibs for parking spots after shoveling cars out of snow, to say that Chicagoans are passionate about it as an understatement.
It’s a story of compassion – or at least that’s what the person behind is hoping for.
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Kris Jackson set up a folding chair with a photo of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a sign that read: “Have a beer or have a snack, but please don’t take my parking spot”, along with a sad face emoji and a “thank you” with three exclamation marks.
Under the panel on the chair is a basket with Goose Island beer and Ahoy! cookies, Doritos, Cheetos and other snacks.
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In a Facebook post, Jackson wrote, “Parking is difficult in my neighborhood. I had to improvise and make a peace offering so my janky neighbors wouldn’t take my place back. Hope this works.
Not everyone is a fan of dibs. Last week, the city said it had received hundreds of complaints about dibs.
There is a city ordinance which states that people cannot store their belongings in public.
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But generally, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will not remove the dib markers until the end of winter.