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Parking ramped

  Years ago, I read an article about the New Trier school district in a wealthy Chicago suburb where pretty much every kid who had a license drove to school. The school didn't have enough room for all the cars and parking was limited in the adjacent neighborhood.

   So some parent with way too much money contacted a person who owned a home near the school and offered a ridiculous sum to the person to let the kid park in his driveway. The idea caught on and all the people on this street cleaned up.

   It hasn't gotten quite to that point in the 'burbs here, but if school districts keep making it difficult for students to park their vehicles on campus, some enterprising homeowner will soon see dollar signs in that 17-year-old's SUV.

   --- Bruce Andriatch


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