CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois officials say they're cracking down
on people who illegally park in disability parking spaces at shopping malls.
Secretary of State Jesse White says the statewide enforcement begins
Friday, the kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
Authorities will be enforcing the rules at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg,
Water Tower Place
in downtown Chicago and malls in Carbondale, Champaign, Peoria, Fairview heights, Rockford and Springfield.
White says the mission isn't to give tickets to but ensure parking
spaces are available to those who need them.
State authorities issued nearly 200 citations last year during the
The fine of illegally using a placard or disability license plates is up