Crackdown on ‘idiots’ at parades passes City Council committee

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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.

south-side-irish-paradeAdults caught urinating within 200 ft. of a parade would face similar fines and anywhere from five to 10 days behind bars.

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.

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  • Todd Pardee

    What about the marathon and the triathlon? Thousands of participants and to pee and poop right there on the street…with families watching isn’t that the same thing?

  • Sadsack

    So chicago strikes terror in the hearts of drunks and aldermen at the same time …runners are ok as they are moveing…… about the boat and car shows…??????? Just 1 more law to pass the city of chicago alderman need to sever 2 years in Disneyland……….what a crock of stuff…….