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.
Only people who have a new yellow and gray “meter-exempt permanent placard” will be allowed to park free at meters statewide under a new Illinois law that takes effect this New Year’s Day.
Tuesday marked the first step in a crackdown on the abuse of disability parking placards.
You see them all over the city: Parking spaces, reserved for a specific disabled person.
The City Council moved Wednesday to stop chronic abuses in a city program that has allowed people with disabled parking placards to reserve on-street parking spaces in front of their homes.
Illinois Secretary of State Police say they gave out tickets at last night’s Bears game – as they cracked down on people who parked illegally in spaces for the disabled.
Illinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.
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.
Amid recent reports of widespread abuse, Secretary of State Jesse White is looking for ways crack down on those who illegally use handicapped placards or license plates to get free parking.
Police also waited for the owners to return to their vehicles, to make sure the placards actually belonged to them.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says – for now – he is holding off on paying $13.5 million to the company that controls the city’s parking meters in connection with losses from free parking for the disabled.