CHICAGO (CBS) — They’re among the most beautiful spots in our area: Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.

With the weather getting warmer, people will be flocking there. But now there’s a warning from state police: Parking rules will be enforced.

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Specifically, you cannot leave your car in no parking zones along busy roads. Because that leads to dangerous messes and emergency responders can’t get through.

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If doing the right thing isn’t enough incentive, how about the $164 ticket and $300 tow fee if you break the rules.

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So consider yourself warned.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff