Lincoln Towing Service

★★☆☆☆
  • 4882 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60640

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  • 773-561-4433

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I parked my car in the lot across from the USPS on Broadway. I had my dog in the car with me because I anticipated that the trip would take only a few minutes. I admit that I was lazy and took the "easy" way out by parking in the "FREE PARKING for customers only" lot across the street from the post office. That being said, 99% of the time, I am completely honest, and willingly pay for the Pay-To-Park boxes. But this time my decision was swayed because the lot was "free" and near the entrance of the lot, there were some shade trees for me to park under to keep the car cool for my dog. I cracked my windows, ran across the street, and was back in the lot within five minutes. Unfortunately, my car was gone. As was my dog. I was terrified. I called Lincoln Towing right away (this is all within five minutes of me initially getting out of my car). They had both my car and my dog. I RAN to 4882 N. Clark, and then had to pay $198.50 to get my car back. I held all of my emotions in until I got back to my car because I'm absolutely positive that the people working at this place get told that they're awful all day long. Once I made it back to my car and got to hold my dog, I sobbed. I'm sure the experience was confusing and a bit scary for her. I know I'm a jerk for trying to avoid paying for parking. But they logically had to know that I would only be gone for a few minutes tops since I was running into the Post Office and not into a hair salon or shopping mall. The whole thing seemed very heartless and unnecessarily cruel. But, I've learned my lesson - never try to take the easy way out in Chicago and you can't trust that Chicago will have a heart.

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I parked my car in the lot across from the USPS on Broadway. I had my dog in the car with me because I anticipated that the trip would take only a few minutes. I admit that I was lazy and took the "easy" way out by parking in the "FREE PARKING for customers only" lot across the street from the post office. That being said, 99% of the time, I am completely honest, and willingly pay for the Pay-To-Park boxes. But this time my decision was swayed because the lot was "free" and near the entrance of the lot, there were some shade trees for me to park under to keep the car cool for my dog. I cracked my windows, ran across the street, and was back in the lot within five minutes. Unfortunately, my car was gone. As was my dog. I was terrified. I called Lincoln Towing right away (this is all within five minutes of me initially getting out of my car). They had both my car and my dog. I RAN to 4882 N. Clark, and then had to pay $198.50 to get my car back. I held all of my emotions in until I got back to my car because I'm absolutely positive that the people working at this place get told that they're awful all day long. Once I made it back to my car and got to hold my dog, I sobbed. I'm sure the experience was confusing and a bit scary for her. I know I'm a jerk for trying to avoid paying for parking. But they logically had to know that I would only be gone for a few minutes tops since I was running into the Post Office and not into a hair salon or shopping mall. The whole thing seemed very heartless and unnecessarily cruel. But, I've learned my lesson - never try to take the easy way out in Chicago and you can't trust that Chicago will have a heart.

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this towing company is very very very rude. They tow car without reason. very unprofessional staffs . never hear from you anything. they towed my car from rosati pizza parking lot at n broadway , chicago. I went to order pizza, its busy so

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this towing company is very very very rude. They tow car without reason. very unprofessional staffs . never hear from you anything. they towed my car from rosati pizza parking lot at n broadway , chicago. I went to order pizza, its busy so

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Here is our story...

On an April Saturday afternoon in Chicago, my husband and I needed to board our dog at the PetSmart PetsHotel for the night as we were attending a wedding in Indiana. On our way to drop the dog off, we needed to stop at a Formally Modern Tuxedo store to pick up a pocket square for the wedding and grab a quick lunch before heading out of town. We parked in the parking lot of the Formally Modern Tuxedo store (2112 N. Clybourn) to pick out the square and grab lunch. We left our dog, Elwood, in the car while we ran our quick errands (it was a cloudy, 60 degree day). There are signs posted in the parking lot that state the lot is only for store patrons but since we were there to shop at Formally Modern Tuxedo, we definitely thought we fell into that category! After we quickly ate lunch, approximately 15 minutes later, we walked back towards our car and my husband said, 'Where is our car?' I look around and see that our car is GONE. We started panicking as our 'son' was sitting in the front seat! As a 'mom', I automatically start thinking the worst. Things like, 'Oh my god, someone stole our dog to use him as bate in a dog fighting ring,' starting going through my head as I tried feverishly to dial 911. I was so scared that it took me 3 tries to get to the keypad on my iPhone to even dial 911! My husband and I were both on the phone with 911, freaking out, when a couple walked up to us and said that they saw our car get towed with our dog sitting up in the front seat! We then see that there are two men sitting in a car in the parking lot just watching for people to tow. Can we say, scam artists? Crooks? Further, as we were patrons of Formally Modern Tuxedo, it seems like our car shouldn't have even be towed in the first place. Let alone with our DOG sitting in the front seat. At this point, all we cared about was Elwood. The car could have been stolen for all we cared. But our pooch was dog napped! We looked at the signs that were posted and there was a phone number to call for the towing company. We immediately called and they said, 'Yes,' they had our car. Mind you, the car still had to be in route with our dog inside because it was a nearly 30 minute drive to get out to the tow yard. We jumped in the next cab we saw and headed west. They towed our dog all the way from Lincoln Park to Cicero and Armitage. It took us nearly 30 minutes to get there due to Saturday traffic. By the time we arrived, our dog was stranded in a gated stone lot with his face pressed against the window, scared, wondering what happened and where we were. He's been traumatized ever since. After the whole ordeal was over, we were out nearly $200 in tow fees and the cab ride and were concerned about making it to the wedding on time as we still needed to drive the dog back to the Lincoln Park PetSmart! At that point we felt terrible for leaving him at the PetsHotel but what could we do? We had to rush to the wedding.

Lincoln Towing is run by unethical crooks who abuse the system and swore at us when we confronted them for taking our dog. DO NOT USE THEM. I will never shop at that Lincoln Park plaza again until they cancel their contract with Lincoln Towing and I used to be a very good customer of the businesses there.

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Here is our story...

On an April Saturday afternoon in Chicago, my husband and I needed to board our dog at the PetSmart PetsHotel for the night as we were attending a wedding in Indiana. On our way to drop the dog off, we needed to stop at a Formally Modern Tuxedo store to pick up a pocket square for the wedding and grab a quick lunch before heading out of town. We parked in the parking lot of the Formally Modern Tuxedo store (2112 N. Clybourn) to pick out the square and grab lunch. We left our dog, Elwood, in the car while we ran our quick errands (it was a cloudy, 60 degree day). There are signs posted in the parking lot that state the lot is only for store patrons but since we were there to shop at Formally Modern Tuxedo, we definitely thought we fell into that category! After we quickly ate lunch, approximately 15 minutes later, we walked back towards our car and my husband said, 'Where is our car?' I look around and see that our car is GONE. We started panicking as our 'son' was sitting in the front seat! As a 'mom', I automatically start thinking the worst. Things like, 'Oh my god, someone stole our dog to use him as bate in a dog fighting ring,' starting going through my head as I tried feverishly to dial 911. I was so scared that it took me 3 tries to get to the keypad on my iPhone to even dial 911! My husband and I were both on the phone with 911, freaking out, when a couple walked up to us and said that they saw our car get towed with our dog sitting up in the front seat! We then see that there are two men sitting in a car in the parking lot just watching for people to tow. Can we say, scam artists? Crooks? Further, as we were patrons of Formally Modern Tuxedo, it seems like our car shouldn't have even be towed in the first place. Let alone with our DOG sitting in the front seat. At this point, all we cared about was Elwood. The car could have been stolen for all we cared. But our pooch was dog napped! We looked at the signs that were posted and there was a phone number to call for the towing company. We immediately called and they said, 'Yes,' they had our car. Mind you, the car still had to be in route with our dog inside because it was a nearly 30 minute drive to get out to the tow yard. We jumped in the next cab we saw and headed west. They towed our dog all the way from Lincoln Park to Cicero and Armitage. It took us nearly 30 minutes to get there due to Saturday traffic. By the time we arrived, our dog was stranded in a gated stone lot with his face pressed against the window, scared, wondering what happened and where we were. He's been traumatized ever since. After the whole ordeal was over, we were out nearly $200 in tow fees and the cab ride and were concerned about making it to the wedding on time as we still needed to drive the dog back to the Lincoln Park PetSmart! At that point we felt terrible for leaving him at the PetsHotel but what could we do? We had to rush to the wedding.

Lincoln Towing is run by unethical crooks who abuse the system and swore at us when we confronted them for taking our dog. DO NOT USE THEM. I will never shop at that Lincoln Park plaza again until they cancel their contract with Lincoln Towing and I used to be a very good customer of the businesses there.

Pros: None

Cons: Unethical, unprofessional, rude (even swore at us)

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This towing compaqny is rude and stupid and they don't even know what car to tow. I do not know why people use them. They towed my car from my parkingspace

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This towing compaqny is rude and stupid and they don't even know what car to tow. I do not know why people use them. They towed my car from my parkingspace

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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!! They are unprofessional, rude, and will lie to your face. The guy at the lot implied if I slept with him I could get out the the payment. How does this company survive? Beware, avoid at all cost!!

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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!! They are unprofessional, rude, and will lie to your face. The guy at the lot implied if I slept with him I could get out the the payment. How does this company survive? Beware, avoid at all cost!!

Pros: none to speak of

Cons: They should all be arrested!

 

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