Sunday, June 9, 2013

Chicago Aldermen Proposed Increasing Fines For Littering And Impounding Vehicles

Howard B. Brookins Jr.

Alderman Brookins Jr. and 18 other aldermen introduced ordinance to increase maximum fines for littering from $200 to $1,500 and impound vehicles from which litter or liquids were ejected from.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 9, 2013

Chicago, Illinois - Last Wednesday,  Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. from the 21 ward sponsored and proposed a city litter ordinance along with 18 other aldermen that would like to increase the fines for littering or throwing liquids from vehicle windows between $150 to $1,500. The litter ordinance would also require police to impound the vehicle from which the litter or liquid was thrown out of the window.
The current fine is $50 to $200 for littering, but a vehicle can't be impounded.

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