Howard B. Brookins Jr.
Alderman Brookins Jr. and 18 other aldermen introduced ordinance to increase maximum fines for littering from $200 to $1,500 and impound vehicles from which litter or liquids were ejected from.
By H. Nelson Goodson
June 9, 2013
Chicago, Illinois - Last Wednesday, Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. from the 21 ward sponsored and proposed a city litter ordinance along with 18 other aldermen that would like to increase the fines for littering or throwing liquids from vehicle windows between $150 to $1,500. The litter ordinance would also require police to impound the vehicle from which the litter or liquid was thrown out of the window.
The current fine is $50 to $200 for littering, but a vehicle can't be impounded.