If you litter in Chicago, you could get slapped with a whopping fine and watch your car get impounded.
21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins pitched a proposal Wednesday that would raise the fine to $1,500. The bill also calls for impounding a violator’s vehicle if the offender is at least 16 years-old.
Brookins says he’s tired of seeing his ward look like a trash can.
“I was sitting behind a car who rolled down the window and threw out a whole bunch of trash at 95th and Halsted. It really made me angry. I wanted to go pick up the trash and throw it back in their car,” said Brookins.
Currently, the fines are between $50 and $200 if you’re caught littering.
WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.