Examples of Illinois disabled parking placards. (Credit: Illinois Secretary of State)

State Cracking Down On Abuse Of Disabled Parking Placards

If you plan to drive to your Black Friday adventure, make sure you park in the correct place, because if you snag a disabled parking spot to avoid the hassle of hunting for a spot, it could take a big bite out of your holiday shopping budget.


Handicapped Parking

State To Crack Down On Illegal Use Of Handicapped Placards On Black Friday

Shopping mall parking spaces migt be at a premium on Black Friday, but you should not be tempted to wrongly pull your car into one marked for handicapped drivers.


Zekman Valet Drivers

2 Investigators: City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman went along recently as city investigators made surprise inspections of valet operations at restaurants and other venues.


City Hall

City Cracks Down On Immigration Service Providers

A recent sting operation that targeted 31 immigration service providers found that all but one of them were in violation of the law.


Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd Year

After a three-year hiatus, the parade returned last year with a zero tolerance policy for drunks. As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, organizers say expect the same crackdown this year.


One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

South Side Irish Parade Crackdown Could Also Result In Pride Parade Arrests

Rowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.


Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2012. The parade returned to Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for the first time since 2009, after parade organizers cancelled the event because of complaints about fights and too much drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Pushing For Crackdown On Drunks At South Side Irish Parade

Inebriated “idiots” once accused of “hijacking” the South Side Irish Parade would pay a heavy price if they dare to do it again, under a crackdown advanced Thursday by a City Council committee.


Troopers will be looking for what’s been dubbed as the “FATAL 4”: those driving under the influence, speeders, distracted drivers, and those not wearing seatbelts. (Credit: CBS)

State Police Stepping Up Patrols For Super Bowl

Don’t be shocked to find more police cruisers watching you this Super Bowl Sunday. Illinois State Police will be stepping-up patrols on the roads, all a part of a statewide focus on D.U.I. enforcement.


David Freeman (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Cops: Arrest Of Parolee Part Of Crackdown On Gang Funeral Violence

The city’s crackdown on violence at gang funerals continued Wednesday when officers nabbed a parolee with a gun on the West Side, officials said.


(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

9 Dead, 28 Others Wounded In Weekend Violence

The city has been faced with another bloody weekend, as at least nine people have died from gun violence and more than two dozen others have been hurt in Chicago since Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2012

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Indiana State Police Crack Down On Drivers Who Flick Cigarettes Out Window

The drought has Indiana State Police looking more closely at what’s coming out of cars.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses strategy to target businesses that may be magnets for crime. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Defends Gang Crackdown Amid More Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy defended their anti-violence strategies on Monday, in the wake of another weekend that saw at least 20 people shot, and criticism from some aldermen who have seen spikes in homicides in their wards.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Cook County Board

County Commissioners Crack Down On Own Expense Accounts

From now on, Cook County commissioners will have to buy liquor out of their own pockets and submit other expenses to the ethics board for reimbursement.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants To Crack Down On Parking Permit Resales Near Wrigley

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) wants to crack down on Wrigleyville residents who sell their neighborhood parking permits.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Tourists sail at Bavaro beach, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Cracks Down On Public Sex At Nude Beach

Officials have long turned a blind eye to the crowds in their birthday suits at a Wisconsin River beach, but they’ve been drawing the line lately at public sex.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

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West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Parking Crackdown

Police Hit Loop Targeting Disabled Placard Scofflaws

Chicago Police officers fanned out in the Loop Tuesday morning, targeting people misusing disabled parking placards.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Disability Placard

Police Launch Crackdown On Disability Placard Abuse

Police also waited for the owners to return to their vehicles, to make sure the placards actually belonged to them.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Handicapped Parking

City Council Approves Crackdown On Disability Placard Abuse

The City Council has approved an ordinance that will crack down on abuse of disability placards by Chicago drivers.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Begins New Crackdown On Lax Fare Collection

Some Metra crews are taking aggressive new steps to make sure everyone pays their fares.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011