New Chicago Littering Law Carries $1,500 Max Fine For Trash Tossers, Adds Vehicle Impoundment


The Chicago City Council approved a new littering law Wednesday marked by steeper fines and the possibility of the city snatching a scofflaws’ vehicle if caught tossing trash in the public way.

“The negative impact of chronic littering on the character of our City neighborhoods is tremendous, and the changes put forth in this amended ordinance send a powerful message that we will not tolerate this completely unnecessary and careless act,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.

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