If you're suspicious about an offer you've seen for great seats at a Cubs game or a Blackhawks playoff game, there's a good reason you should be. Scammers are looking to take your money--and leave you with a worthless counterfeit ticket.
If the folks at Barnacle Parking Enforcement have their way, Rockford and thousands of other cities and towns across America may be giving the boot to "the boot," and going with something equally galling to parking offenders, but more user-friendly to parking enforcement. That something is called "The Barnacle."
Last week, I was talking with a friend about the Chicago Cubs beginning the playoffs with the NLDS (National League Division Series), when he casually mentioned that he had been offered a chance to purchase tickets to Game #2 from a friend. I thought that was really cool...until he told me the asking price.
The dreaded traffic ticket. Many of us have been on the receiving end of one (or several), even though we had lots of really great excuses, and there were plenty of maniacs out there driving a lot faster than we were, and, and....tell it to the judge.