The sheer sticker shock won’t be quite as bad as last year — and this time you can leave the bulky bag of quarters at home — but Chicago parking meter rates go up again Monday.

Drivers will pay anywhere from a quarter more an hour to park in city neighborhoods to 75 cents more in the Loop, where the hourly rate hits $4.25.

The new year increases will be a way of life through at least 2013 as part of Mayor Richard Daley’s unpopular deal to lease the meters to a private company for an upfront cash windfall.

The rate hikes cap what’s been a frustrating year for Chicago street parkers. The year started with rates quadrupling at some spots. Then many meters broke down when parkers stuffed too many quarters in them. More tickets were written. Newly installed pay boxes didn’t always work. And then some of them froze when winter arrived.