Just in time for the South South Irish Parade next month, the Chicago City Council is looking to crack down on people who get drunk and relieve themselves in public at city parades.
The minimum fine for adults caught drinking in public within 200 ft. of a parade would increase from $100 to $500.
The maximum fine would double from $500 to $1,000. Violators could also face up to six months in jail.
Minors caught drinking near a parade could get hit with $500 fines or required to perform 25 hours of community service.
The proposal passed the Public Safety Committee and now moves to the full city council for a vote.
The South Side Irish Parade was shut down few years ago because of what aldermen called the rowdy behavior of “idiots.”
It was revived last year to become a more family-friendly event.