Crackdown On Illegal Use Of Disabled-Parking Placards Starts In 2 WeeksOnly 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.
Aldermen Vote To Limit Reserved Parking Spaces, Curb Disabled-Parking AbuseThe 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.
City Cracks Down On Bogus Use Of Handicapped PlacardsMayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that 41 disability placards have been confiscated and 47 citations issued during 20 coordinated stings since a large-scale effort to end disability placard abuse began on August 24, 2012.
Secretary Of State To Probe Disabled Parking Placard AbuseA top-to-bottom review of the state’s parking program for people with disabilities will begin in January, in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times investigation that found that more able-bodied people than ever are illegally using disabled-parking placards to park for free in metered spots in Chicago.
State Lawmaker Wants To Abolish Free Parking For DisabledAmid allegations of widespread cheating, a state lawmaker wants to take away most free parking for the disabled.
City To Crack Down On Misuse Of Disabled PlacardsCity Hall is working on plans to begin cracking down on drivers who cheat by using disabled parking placards to park free at meters and other places.

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