Illinois continues sting operation watching disabled parking spots

December 10, 2011

The Associated Press

Secretary of State Jesse White's office is continuing its run of disability parking stings.

White says secretary of state's police officers will be at the Lincoln Mall Saturday in the Chicago suburb of Matteson. Police will check cars parked in disability spots to make sure their tags are valid.

They will also watch to see that drivers in those spots either hold a disability parking card or are helping the person who was issued the card.

Fines for parking in a disability space can reach $350. Drivers illegally using a placard or disability license plates can be fined up to $500 and have their driver's licenses suspended.

White's office says it issued 31 citations in a statewide crackdown Thanksgiving weekend.