Vernon Area Public Library No Longer Collecting Overdue FinesThe 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.
Southwest Airlines Socked With $1.6M Fine For Midway Delays Last WinterIt's a record fine for violating federal rules against long tarmac delays.
Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois' State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For GraffitiThe 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 Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near SchoolsMayor 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.
Mayor Seeks Bigger Fines For Cyclists Who Break Traffic Laws, 'Dooring'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.
Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd YearAfter 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.
Aldermen Take Aim At Fighting Bed Bugs; Propose $1,000 Fine Property owners will be responsible for getting rid of bed bugs if an ordinance being proposed by thee Chicago alderman becomes law.
2 Investigators: Appeal Tollway Fines, Face Even Bigger PenaltiesFor 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.
Woman Says She Was Cited For Others' Dumping, Fines Doubled In CourtA South Side woman was left scratching her head when she got $600 in tickets for garbage left behind her home.
Chicago Libraries To Waive Fines For Overdue BooksIf you finally return your overdue books, the Chicago Public Library will waive the fine.
Governor Signs Laws To Crack Down On Disabled Parking FraudIllinois is increasing penalties for those who misuse parking placards and license plates for the disabled.