Free parking at meters is about to go away from some holders of disability parking placards, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is opposing an idea that would change the long-standing law that allows anyone with a handicapped parking placard to park for free all day at a metered space.
Chicago Police officers fanned out in the Loop Tuesday morning, targeting people misusing disabled parking placards.
Think twice before you park in a spot for the handicapped without the proper placard, because the Illinois Secretary of State Police are cracking down during the holidays.
Police also waited for the owners to return to their vehicles, to make sure the placards actually belonged to them.
The City Council has approved an ordinance that will crack down on abuse of disability placards by Chicago drivers.