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Emanuel seeking graffiti fine increase

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says he will submit a plan to the city council this week to increase fines and penalties for graffiti.

The mayor’s office says Emanuel will make the proposal Wednesday. They say fines haven’t been changed for nearly a decade. The proposal would increase fines from $750 to between $1,500 and $2,500. Fines would be higher for repeat offenders.

The city has a Graffiti Removal Program. The 2014 city budget added nearly $1 million to the program, including two blasting crews, a painting crew and two chemical graffiti trucks.

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