Opinion: That parking meter deal is still haunting Chicago. Here’s one fix newly elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot can make.

Here’s one unexpected outcome of the mayor’s race: Chicagoans got a respite from the kvetching over that old political punching bag, the 2008 parking meter deal. Toni Preckwinkle opposed the agreement, and Lori Lightfoot had nothing to do with it — so it fell off the list of contentious campaign issues.

But if you think that means Mayor-elect Lightfoot and city denizens can stop worrying about parking meters, think again.