The lower level (arrivals) of O'Hare airport was a parking lot tonight. Cars were parked two and three abreast while their drivers searched for their arriving passengers in spite of the signs reading, "No Parking Standing Waiting Tow-Away Zone". One O'Hare Special Police vehicle crept through the parked vehicles, but did nothing to motivate their drivers to move.
Not only did this create a massive traffic-jam (it took more than an hour to enter and exit the Arrivals Level), but it created a massive security breach and public safety risk. I called 911 and was told O'Hare was not in their jurisdiction (ORD is a kingdom within Chicago's city limits) and I would be transferred to the O'Hare Special Police. After six rings a rather disinterested voice said, "We'll take it under advisement."
Advisement? Have we forgotten that prior to 9/11 we decided to place information we had about terrorists "under advisement?"
NO! O'Hare Special Police, do your job. Enforce the posted restrictions that read, "No Parking Standing Waiting." Do not wait for another terrorist incident to take advantage of your laziness and apathy.