The Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire said overdue fines added up to only about half a percent of their annual budget, and eliminating the fines allows them to save money on the staff time and service costs needed to collect them.
It’s a record fine for violating federal rules against long tarmac delays.
A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois’ State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.
Cyclists who violate traffic laws or motorists who open their doors in front of people on bikes would face steeper fines under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced to the City Council on Wednesday.
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.
Property owners will be responsible for getting rid of bed bugs if an ordinance being proposed by thee Chicago alderman becomes law.
For two years, Joe Greco has been battling the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority over $57.60 in missed tolls. When he lost an appeal controlled by the state agency, his bill jumped to $3,000. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
A South Side woman was left scratching her head when she got $600 in tickets for garbage left behind her home.
If you finally return your overdue books, the Chicago Public Library will waive the fine.
Illinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams rode along Monday as authorities went on the hunt for scofflaws.
A Chicago alderman wants a new strategy to fight graffiti.
Since the City Council approved an ordinance holding banks accountable for vacant properties, the city has collected more than $600,000 in fines from financial institutions.
A warning to residents, commuters, visitors, and even those just passing through Chicago: A popular decoration for your car could net you a $250 fine.
The Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.
The city of Chicago is going after the state income-tax refunds of drivers who haven’t paid parking fines. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with one man who says he was wrongly targeted.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is vigorously defending policies at the Noble Charter Schools where students are fined for what some parents say are minor infractions.
Some parents and activists rallied at Chicago Public School headquarters in the Loop today to accuse a chain of charter schools of overly harsh discipline.