CHICAGO (CBS) — When it comes to reserving dibs for parking spaces after shoveling cars out of the snow, to say Chicagoans are passionate about it as an understatement.
This is a dibs story of compassion – or at least that’s what the person behind it hopes.
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Kris Jackson put out a folding chair with a picture of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and a sign reading, “Take a beer, or take a snack, but please don’t take my parking spot,” with a sad-face emoji and a “thank you” with three exclamation points.
Below the sign on the chair is a basket with Goose Island beer and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Doritos, Cheetos, and other snacks.
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In a Facebook post, Jackson wrote: “Parking is rough in my neighborhood. I had to improvise and make a peace offering so that my janky neighbors don’t take my spot again. Hope this works.”
Not everyone is a fan of dibs. Just last week, the city said it took hundreds of complaints about dibs.
There is a city ordinance that says people may not store their personal belongings in the public way.
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But typically, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will not remove dibs markers until the end of winter.