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Former ‘SNL’ Star Receives Chicago Parking Ticket From 1997

Actress Rachel Dratch attends the ‘Trainwreck’ New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City.

A former “Saturday Night Live” star has to pay the piper – two decades later.

Actress Rachel Dratch posted on Twitter that she received a parking ticket from the City of Chicago on Wednesday. The crazy part? It’s a citation from 1997.

“Chicago does not f around,” the New York City-based comedian wrote. “I received this parking ticket in the mail today. Look at date. It’s from TWENTY years ago” 

The ticket was issued on Dec. 8, 1997 – right around the time Dratch was a member of the Second City cast in Chicago.

Sure enough, the “offense location” is listed as 150 W. North Ave., just a block from the historic comedy club in the city’s Old Town neighborhood.

Dratch performed on Second City’s mainstage from 1995 through 1998, alongside fellow ‘SNL” alum Tina Fey, according to her bio on the theater’s website.

She then went on to star on “SNL” from 1999 to 2006, and has appeared in several films and television series, including Fey’s “30 Rock,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and more.

While a 20-year-old parking ticket sounds like it may be a line from her iconic “Debbie Downer” sketches, Dratch will have to pay a real $73.20 fine into the city’s coffers, unless she contests it.

The City of Chicago’s Department of Finance, which is responsible for collecting parking and red light ticket fines, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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