The City of Chicago Auto Pound. This is where you find yourself when you walk out of your new apartment with your parents with eager plans to do some leisurely apartment shopping in the suburbs and your car is gone. CAR. IS. GONE. No joke <<This happened>>
As the nearby nail salon owner let us know that our car had indeed been ticketed and towed, thoughts of “car stolen” dissipate. There ARE things worse than your car being impounded, obvi. Thank God, the friendly nail salon owner gave us the phone number and address to The Pound and we were on our way via cab. After learning there is actually a third level to Wacker (I guess that would be considered lower lower upper Wacker?) we made it. The site gives me flashbacks of Prison Break, a TV series that I had a love affair with about 2 summers ago. If you don’t know it, I recommend it. Anyway I tried to get away with the “cute girl with a birthday” routine, but didn’t work. $220 later we got back car #848872 – the beloved family Ford Explorer.
- Don’t park on LaSalle Monday-Friday 4-6pm.
- Read parking signs, they’re probably right.
- Avoid The Pound.
- If you do find yourself in The Pound, it’s open 24 hours, only the vehicle owner can pick it up and you must have identification and the registration.
And here concludes my first and last (fingers crossed) visit to the Chi Pound.