City Council approves anti-littering ordinance

Drivers who dump their trash on Chicago streets could pay hefty fines and risk having their car towed under a new ordinance.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed off on the controversial anti-littering crackdown after the penalties for the ordinance were softened considerably.

The updated ordinance allows Chicago police to use discretion in which cars they tow for littering.

The minimum fine is raised from $50 to $150. That’s instead of increasing the fine to $1,500 ever time violators are caught littering.

The maximum fine would be $1,500, but that would not be the penalty for everyone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 385 other followers