(CBS) — The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.

The County Board approved a settlement with the city of Chicago not to exceed $41,640 for the 773 tickets, which include citations for speeding, illegal turns, red light violations and parking in restricted areas or at expired meters. With the penalties and fines added in, said spokesman Frank Shuftan, they would have cost the county more than $82,000. But this wipes the slate clean, at least through Oct. 31.

The county is trying to collect what it can from those responsible, and Shuftan said it has received payment from several employees and former employees, although it does not expect to collect on many of the older tickets from the 1980s and 1990s because it is unclear who drove the vehicles when many of the tickets were issued. Shuftan said the county’s current policy is clear: You run up the ticket, you pay.