You may have noticed a few extra patrols around local shopping centers this holiday season. A special patrol has been on the lookout for those illegally parking in handicapped spots or unlawfully using handicapped parking placards. One hundred twenty-eight tickets have been issued since Black Friday in Illinois as part of Secretary of State Jesse White’s handicapped parking sting.
He says the sting will continue today and tomorrow at Alton Square Mall.
Offenders face fines as high as five hundred dollars and repeat offenders could get their licenses suspended. The sting will continue through the end of the year.