Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is cracking down on illegal parking in handicap spaces for Black Friday.
Secretary White’s office is cracking down at major shopping malls in areas such as Rockford, Aurora, Carbondale, and Springfield. White says parking in these spaces without a disability placard will net at least a $350 fine.
"And of course, I think it is a violation of all laws of human decency for you to be able-bodied, but yet you are parking in a space that has been set aside for someone who has been truly disabled," he said.
White says the penalties are stronger for more severe violations.
"And if you get caught using a deceased person's disability placard or a fraudulent placard, it's a $2,500 fine and a one year driver's license revocation," White said.
This is the 12th year that the Secretary of State's office is cracking down on this type of illegal parking on Black Friday.