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Dead still hold parking spots

Eric Herman, Stephanie Zimmermann and Art Golab of the Chicago Sun-Times investigated a city program that allows residents to request handicapped parking spots near their homes. A computer-assisted analysis found at least 260 dead people on the list of 11,423 participants. "Throughout the summer and fall, the Sun-Times visited the sites of all 260 active permits held by dead people. In neighborhoods around the city, vehicles were parked in those spots, including cars with out-of-state plates, a contractor vehicle, a Dumpster, and in several cases, cars whose owners had transferred the deceased permit holders' placards to their own dashboards."

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