Disabled Parking

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.


A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Crackdown On Illegal Use Of Disabled-Parking Placards Starts In 2 Weeks

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.



Crackdown On Abuse Of Disability Driver Placards

Tuesday marked the first step in a crackdown on the abuse of disability parking placards.


Handicapped Parking

Disabled Street Parking Remains Open–For Months

You see them all over the city: Parking spaces, reserved for a specific disabled person.


Handicapped Parking

Aldermen Vote To Limit Reserved Parking Spaces, Curb Disabled-Parking Abuse

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.


Handicapped Parking

Disabled Parking Crackdown At Soldier Field

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.


Handicapped Parking

Governor Signs Laws To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Fraud

Illinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White

Secretary Of State White: Ending Free Disabled Parking Is A Bad Idea

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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Handicapped Parking

White Seeking New Ways To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Abuse

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2012

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

Parking Meter Pay Box

Mayor Disputing $13.5M Bill For Disabled Parking

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.