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Cicero Gives Trustees Ticketing Power

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 25, 2010 8:20PM

In an effort to "boost enforcement without increasing municipal spending" the town of Cicero has now given its seven trustees the power to issue parking tickets. The trustees will receive training from police and can write up infractions ranging from parking in a handicap space to blocking crosswalks. Town President Larry Dominick said in a statement: "It’s a good idea because all of the members of the board live here in the community and spend a lot of their time monitoring conditions in the town. They are aware of everything. This will help increase the response time and also crack down on motorists who violate parking and traffic laws but escape punishment." God help us if Mayor Daley ever enlists the City Council for similar help.