City Council approves anti-littering ordinance

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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.

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