According to the complaint, first reported by The Expired Meter, Ms Fitzgerald's ex-boyfriend Brandon Preveau, a United Airlines employee, abandoned the vehicle at an airport parking lot around November 17, 2009.
The car started collecting violations.
According to Department of Aviation spokesman Karen Pride, it is O'Hare parking policy to remove a car after 30 days to an impound lot. Yet it took until October 26 this year to impound the dark grey Monte Carlo.
During the nearly three-year ordeal, Ms Fitzgerald was unable to remove her name from the registration and was forced into court to address the growing fines.
Finally, with the help of an attorney, she has filed a counter lawsuit asking the court to find she was not the owner of the car and therefore not liable for the parking tickets.
The city is reviewing her lawsuit now.
And what about the car?
'The car remains behind the high, razor wired topped chain link fence of the O'Hare auto pound, just a few blocks from where it had forlornly spent the past three years,' writes Mike Brockway, who runs the website The Expired Meter.
says Mike Brockway who runs the website theexpiredmeter.com.