(www.chicagobusiness.com) – The city issued more citations to valet parking companies in one month of 2016 than it did in 2014 and 2015 combined, a crackdown that’s causing headaches for restaurants, hotels and other businesses that rely on valet parking as a courtesy to customers.

Valet companies received 76 citations for the “storage of goods on public ways” between Feb. 8 and March 10, up from 30 in all of 2015 and 42 in 2014, according to city data provided to Crain’s under an open-records request.

The citations, which carry fines ranging from $50 to $250, were issued by city inspectors without prior written or verbal warnings, according to the department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection….

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