Quinn signs laws to raise fines for parking fraud
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two measures Monday designed to stop people from misusing parking placards meant for the disabled.
Quinn signed the legislation during an event in Chicago, flanked by bill sponsors and disability advocates. The governor said the laws will help people with legitimate disabilities find parking spaces and keep able-bodied drivers from getting unfair breaks. He said the laws will fight fraud across Illinois.
"Citizens brought the issue forward. They spoke to the press, (which) at its very best, wrote stories about abuse of placards," Quinn said. Misusing parking placards meant for people with disabilities "is really just plain wrong," Quinn said.
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