City Council approves M-Rahm's budget: What this means for increased fines

November 16, 2011|RedEye

The Chicago City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first budget. So what does this mean for new fines and fees?

Offense:

Tampering with city water meter:

Old fine: Shut off

New fine: $500-750 (includes potential shutoff)

No vehicle sticker (large truck):

Old fine: $120

New fine: $500

Late fee for vehicle sticker:

Old fine: $40

New fine: $60

No vehicle sticker:

Old fine: $120

New fine: $200

Parking meter violation (downtown):

Old fine: $50

New fine: $60

Valet parking without license:

Old fine: $150

New fine: $300-1,000

Vehicle impound fee for arrests:

Old fine: $1,000

New fine: $2,000 (if the arrest happened within 500 feet of a park or school, fee is $3,000)

Failure to cut weeds, grass:

Old fine: $500-1,000

New fine: $600-1,200

Illegal garbage dumping:

Old fine: $250-500

New fine: $300-600

Parking in residential zone without permit:

Old fine: $60

New fine: $75

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