Chicago council passes drone ordinance

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CHICAGO -- With more and more drones heading into the skies, Chicago is taking steps to regulate where they can fly.

The city council approved a new ordinance which will ban the drones from flying near hospitals, schools and churches.

Drone operators also can't fly directly over a person or property without getting permission first.

And the park district will set up designated areas where the drones can fly freely.

Aldermen say they're just trying to stay ahead of the curve.

The ordinance also establishes penalties of between $500 and $5,000 for each offensive and up to 180 days in jail.


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