Advocate Lutheran General Hospital to pay Park Ridge $1.9 million in agreement over parking

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge has not charged patients or guests to park on its campus for the last 10 years, but an agreement will ensure that payments to the city once collected in the form a hospital parking tax will continue. The Park Ridge City Council on Sept. 8 approved a three-year “financial support” agreement, requiring the hospital to pay the city $1.9 million over the next three years. The payments are in lieu of the hospital charging for parking and paying a city parking tax that, according to the Park Ridge Municipal Code, kicks in whenever parking is charged at a garage or lot.