You may have noticed a few extra patrols around local shopping centers last weekend. A special patrol was on the lookout for those illegally parking in handicapped spots or unlawfully using handicapped parking placards. Sixty tickets were issued over the weekend in Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s handicapped parking sting.
Police checked more than 19-hunded disability placards over the first weekend of the sting. 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.